Mary Alice Rose McCormick, 66, Freedom, Okla., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
She was born on March 11, 1946 in Chanute, to Emil and Anna Wagner Kennedy. Mary attended school at St. Paul.
On Nov. 28, 1964, she was married to Melvin Rose at Erie. To this union two children, Marilyn and Mike, were born.
She was united in marriage to Paul McCormick on July 21, 1996, at El Dorado. Paul and Mary spent time in their Freedom home and also in their home in Kansas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2000.
Mary worked many years at restaurants in the Freedom area. She also mowed numerous yards in her little community. Mary was a hard worker with a golden heart. She would do anything for anybody. She will be best remembered as the beverage server at almost every funeral or church dinner going on in Freedom.
She attended the Freedom Christian Church where she was active in Bible study and also enjoyed going to the Methodist Church for Bible study with another group of friends.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Shiever and her husband, Howard, a son Mike Rose and his fianc√©, Mary Schild, all from Chanute; a sister, Alberta Westhoff of St. Paul; two brothers and their wives, Emil “Red” Kennedy and Alyene of St. Paul, and Raymond Kennedy and Faye of Munford, Tenn.; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. She is also survived by her “adopted” family, Dalene Dauphin and her children and grand children and the Betty Harris family.
Mrs. McCormick was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Sebastian Michael, a sister, Betty Anne, and Mary’s husbands.
Contributions may be made to a “Love Fund” for Mary McCormick expenses with the Freedom State Bank.
Funeral was 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at Freedom Christian Church.
Burial will be 2 p.m. today at Village Creek Cemetery, Chanute.
Wharton’s Funeral Chapel, Ava, Okla., in charge of arrangements.