Mary Katherine (Thomas) Stubblefield passed peacefully from this life Wednesday, October 18, at the age of 93. She was born January 10, 1930, in Bokoshe, OK to William and Laura (Wiles) Thomas. Mary attended school in Buck Creek, OK. She graduated from the eighth grade as Valedictorian of her class. As was common for that time period, Mary then worked taking care of her younger siblings and helping out on the family farm.
On October 17, 1953, she married her sweetheart Richard Gordon Stubblefield in Oklahoma City. The oilfield brought the couple to Lindsay in 1955, and they made their home there together for over 51 years until Richard passed in 2007.
Mary was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She loved cooking for her family, playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoying coffee and tea with her friends in the neighborhood. Mary and her husband enjoyed raising their vegetable gardens each summer, and she spent countless hours canning the harvest. She also enjoyed watching The Bachelor, Wheel of Fortune, and Days of Our Lives. She loved playing Yahtzee and card games as well as putting together jigsaw puzzles. More than anything, Mary deeply loved her family and thoroughly enjoyed her time spent with them; especially spoiling her grandkids and great- grandkids.
Mary is survived by one daughter, Teresa Billingsley and husband Rick of Lindsay; two sons, Richard Stubblefield and wife Tamara, also of Lindsay; Randy Stubblefield and wife Beth of Frisco, TX; six grandchildren, Marquia Scruggs and husband J.D. , Melanie Lawrence and husband Richard, all of Lindsay; Trent Stubblefield and wife Kasi of Mansfield, TX; Cody Stubblefield and wife Audrey of Tulsa, OK; Andrew Stubblefield, and Daniel Stubblefield, both of Frisco, TX. ; great-grandchildren Aleah and Aiden Scruggs, William and Jackson Lawrence, all of Lindsay; Lucas, Lindsay, Landon, and Lexi Stubblefield, all of Mansfield, TX; Benjamin, Mary Jo, Samuel, and Leah Stubblefield, all of Tulsa, OK. She is also survived by one sister Eva Sue Morgan of Poteau, OK and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents William and Laura Thomas, brothers Gerald Thomas and Calvin Thomas; sisters Bertha Boitel, Ocie Brown, Pauline Tackett, and Barbara Dolph.
Serving as pallbearers are Trent Stubblefield, Cody Stubblefield, Andrew Stubblefield, Daniel Stubblefield, J.D. Scruggs, and Richard Lawrence. Serving as honorary pallbearers are her two granddaughters, Markie Scruggs and Melanie Lawrence and her 12 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive family and friends from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the Winans Funeral Home Chapel in Maysville, Oklahoma.
Services for Mary will be held Monday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Lindsay, Oklahoma with Pastor Brandon Cottrell officiating. Burial at Greenhill Cemetery of Lindsay. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.winansfuneralhome.com. The family requests that contributions in memory of Mary be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.
Mrs. Stubblefield's family would like to send a special thank you to Healthback Home Health, Valir Hospice, and the entire staff of Lindsay Manor for the wonderful care they gave our precious mother.