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Mary Lee Morehead

March 16, 1929 — July 13, 2016

Mary Lee (Meeker) Morehead of Lindsay was born on March 6, 1929 in Rogers, Arkansas to James William and Pearl Mae (Wise) Meeker. She passed from this life at the age of 87 years on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at her home.

Mary married Henry Hardy Morehead on May 20, 1951 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was a lifetime resident of Lindsay where she and her husband owned and operated Hardy’s Cleaners for many years where she was an expert seamstress and did alterations for the public. She made many of her children’s clothes and also made clothing for other people in Lindsay. Mary loved flowers and gardening and opened Mary’s Garden Center. Her greatest passion was for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and she had a special love for each and every one of them and gave them all nicknames and loved spending time with them. Mary loved God and studied His word daily and had read the Bible through several times, studying different translations. She has several notebooks full of writings and notes from scripture she has studied, books she has read, and sermons she has listened to. She held fast to the scripture that says, Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Mary was a member of the First Christian Church. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Her survivors include her children: James H. Morehead, David W. Morehead and wife Michelle, Betty J. Alexander and husband Alvin, Deborah A. Whitehead, Cathy S. Berg and husband Delbert, Brenda M. Martin, Rebekah L. Duffey and husband Greg, and John M. Morehead.
Grandchildren: Victoria Morehead, Reuben Morehead, Chrissy Fasching, Patricia Treaster, Alfred Alexander, Jacqueline Boyer, Jennifer Alexander, Andrew Alexander, Cassie Rushing, Larry Whitehead, Chris Whitehead, Travis Keller, Joshua Martin, Isabella Martin, Ethan Duffey, Gideon Duffey, and Jessica Duffey; and 17 great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James William Meeker and Pearl Mae (Wise) Meeker; husband, Henry Hardy Morehead; sons, Jack Daniel Morehead and a baby boy lost at birth; brothers, John Meeker and Charlie Meeker; sister, Marie Reynolds; and son-in-law, Tim Whitehead.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 15, 2016 at the First Christian Church, Lindsay, OK with Pastor Dennis Yates officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com
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