Mary Louise (Bailey) Murphy was born March 23, 1933, in Cove, Arkansas, to Henry W. and May (Short) Bailey, and went to her Heavenly home. On November 20, 2022. A memorial service and pot luck lunch will begin at 10:30 am on Monday, November 28, at the Bread of Life in Garber. All are invited to join the family there and enjoy a meal and share memories. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at the Covington Cemetery. Arrangements are under the kind guidance of the Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.
Mary attended school in Garber and Covington. She married Harvey A. Lane on September 6, 1950, in Covington. Mary and Harvey welcomed four children, Marla, Leroy, Kevin, and Gregory. During their marriage they lived mostly in the Woodward area, their last home was in Fort Supply. Mary went to school to become an licensed practical nurse in 1967 and worked for several years at the Harper County Hospital in Buffalo, Oklahoma, and at Western State Hospital in Fort Supply.
On July 5, 1981, Mary and Monte L. Murphy were married in Fort Supply. She gained two young adult stepchildren, Roger and Sandy. Mary and Monte left Fort Supply to live the “lake life” and went to Bull Shoals, Arkansas, and then to Paradise Hill, Oklahoma, to be on Lake Tenkiller.
Mary moved from her home near Lake Tenkiller in February of 2017 to Greenbrier in Enid. She thrived in assisted living for over 5 years, and had only recently made the move to the nursing home due to declining health. She was loved by all who cared for her, and she loved them all. She loved to joke and laugh and keep active. She was affectionately called “Grandma” by all the staff.
Mary loved being with her family most of all. She loved to fish, loved to camp, and was a talented quilter and crafter. She also loved her dogs and they were well spoiled and a part of her family. She was a woman of great faith, and read her Bible daily when she could still see well enough.
Surviving Mary are her children Marla Deviney of Woodward, Leroy Lane and wife Lou Anne of Fort Supply, Kevin Lane of Broken Arrow; her stepchildren Roger Murphy of Woodward, and Sandy Roberts and husband Dave of Enid; grandchildren Christy Crum and husband Greg of Kingfisher, Jamie Lane and wife Maria of Yukon, Corey Lane of Fort Supply, Brandy McGinley and husband Mac of Arnett, Bob Wood of Fort Supply, Tory Deviney of Oklahoma City, Erica Deviney of Woodward, Jason Lane of Texas, Heather Lane of Florissant, Colorado; Caitlin Murphy of Lebanon, Ohio, and Kacy Driggers of Bartlesville. She is also survived by sisters Darlene Odell and husband Ben of Oklahoma City, and Ona Tribble and husband Don of Garber; sisters-in-law Bernice Bailey of Newalla, Mary Bailey of Lawton, Joyce Bailey of Kingston, and Carol Murphy of May; brother-in-law Steele Casey of Oklahoma City, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.