Born Thursday, September 23, 1926
Died Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Mary Ann Pauline (Tompos) Merryfield, 92, of Muskogee, OK was born September 23, 1926 in South Bend, Indiana and entered Heaven’s Gates on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Tulsa, OK with her family by her side.
Mrs. Merryfield received her formal education in South Bend, Indiana. She was with her aunt visiting an uncle in California when she met and later married the love of her life, Julian Keeth Merryfield. Mary worked many years for the OSU Extension Office as a secretary. She was a devout Catholic and was a faithful member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Her hobbies included bowling and was the sitting Women’s City of Muskogee Champion for many years. She was inducted into the Bowlers Hall of Fame. Mary loved cooking for everyone. Her family was her life.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years; Julian Keeth Merryfield.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter; Julie Rowland of Muskogee; granddaughter, Debbie Inks and husband Jason of Fort Gibson; grandsons, Keeth Rowland and wife Amber of Muskogee, Robert Rowland and wife Robyn of Tahlequah and David Rowland of Dallas, Texas; great grandchildren, Bailey Blake and husband James, Tori Rowland, Brandon Thompson, Riley Rowland, Alex Rowland, Trace Ford, Gage Rowland, Avery Rowland and Walker Rowland; great great grandchildren, Kyleigh Blake, Carson Blake, Kate Blake, Kennedy Blake and Titus Thompson; extended family and many friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s life will be 11:00AM Friday, December 7, 2018 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson, with Father Richard Cristler officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
The family of Mary Ann Merryfield has entrusted her cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555 Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com