The Duncan Banner


February 13, 2013

Mary Wade



Moving to Duncan in 1951 you continued piano, directing choir in the First Meth and St. Paul’s Methodist Church, and pianist in the First Christian Church. Returning as an adjunct facility member at USAO in 1975 you held facility positions at Cameron University in Lawton and the American College of Musicians for 10 years you studied with “Artist in Residence Jaques Abram and Fernando Laires at OCW and OCLA, county, state, national and professional association memberships are endless.
Service to your community as a master instructor at Keyboard Camp, Civic Capers, “Chamber Music Revival” and organizing the Otilla Arnold Memorial Scholarship Competition were your missions. In 1976 you received your MAT Degree at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. You were the first person to ever earn a piano pedagogy degree.
In November 2007 you were inducted into the USAO Hall of Fame in Chickasha. Because of your dynamic students recommendations Cynthia (Richardson) Benton, David Hooten, Donald Grantham and Erica (Keithly) Minneman, all accredited you with their musical success. You deserve a tribute written about you on your glorious day.
Special persons that loved and supported you were your daughter, Nancy Kerr; daughter-in-law, LoAnne Tremaine; grandsons: Roy and Terry Kerr and Tremaine Wade. Close family and friends David Kerr and Marie and Gene Sommerfelt.
Extra special thanks were to your daughter, Nancy, and her son, Roy, who shared responsibility in your quality of care in the last eight years. Also Angel Care, Hospice, Manor Care rehab and St. Anthony’s Hospital Doctors and Nurses. 
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church with a graveside service at 3 p.m. in the Ryan Cemetery. Both services are Friday, Feb. 15.
In lieu of flowers send memorials to the First Methodist Church, the University of Arts and Sciences Alumni Assoc. or your favorite charity.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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