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Mary Burr Harting, 87, of Glencoe, OK passed away on September 3, 2016 in Broken Arrow, OK. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Church of Christ in Glencoe, OK with Pastor Curt Anderson officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Stillwater, OK. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born on April 30, 1929 in McAlister, OK to Daniel Ira Burr and Clarica Pearl (Moore) Burr. She married Horace L. (Smitty) Smith in Holdenville, OK in 1948 and they had five children. Smitty preceded her in death in 1973.
She married Leo Dale Harting in Glencoe, OK in 1984. Leo preceded her in death in 2009.
She attended St. John's High School in McAlister, and was a cheerleader and a member of the Oklahoma Senate Page Program. She received an associate's degree from Oklahoma A & M College where she continued her interest in government service and was on former governor George Nigh's debate team. She was the 1948 campus sweetheart also.
She was a life member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 1843 in Glencoe. She was the director of the "Friday Night Music" in Glencoe for many, many years. She was a homemaker and a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a talented cook and gardener and enjoyed feeding and watching birds. She loved music and decorating for the holidays.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands; one daughter, Mary Evelyn Rexwinkle; two brothers, William John Burr and her twin brother, Daniel Maurice Burr and his wife Juanita Lee; and one sister, Sarah Ann Burr Kinder and her husband John.
She is survived by her son, Michael L. Smith and his wife Fran of Pawnee, OK; three daughters, Beverly Anne McGinty and her husband Criss of Glencoe, OK, Trudi Marie Rashid and her husband Khalid of Broken Arrow, OK and Patricia Ann Smith of Eufala; one brother, David Patrick Burr of Oklahoma City, OK; 6 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kahlid Rashid, Criss McGinty, Ty McGinty, Paul Kinder, Gerry Kinder, and Alan Heatherington. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sean Kinder and Michael L. Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Glencoe Church of Christ, 301 N. Perry Ave., Glencoe, OK 74032
Condolences may be emailed and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on September 6, 2016
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