Mary Lee Boothe

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Mary Lee (Stafford) Boothe, daughter of Clayburn and Lena (Dixon) Stafford, was born October, 6, 1926, in Dill City, Oklahoma, and passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 87. Mary was raised, attended school and graduated from Dill City. She attended Oklahoma A&M Business School. On December 4, 1943, Mary married the love of her life Wayne. To this union three children were born. They raised their family in Cordell, Oklahoma. Mary was a homemaker and farmed right beside her husband Wayne. She enjoyed traveling and working in her flower gardens. Mary had a knack for interior decorating and was the flower superintendent at the Washita County Fair for many years. She was an honored member of the Washita County Fair Hall of Fame. Mary was very active recording history and working with the Washita County Historical Museum. Mary was very involved in her children and grandchildren’s school activities. She enjoyed visiting and being with family and friends and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cordell. Mary and Wayne were very active in the Washita County and State Republican Committees, where they served as state delegates for two National Republican Conventions. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one grandson Kit Straub in 1996. Survivors include her husband Wayne Boothe of the home, daughters Nickie Straub and husband Gary of Lone Wolf, Oklahoma; Vickie Foster and husband Wayne of Tulsa Oklahoma; son Max Boothe and wife Phyllis of Cordell, sister Carolyn Covington of Dallas, Texas, and a brother Rex Stafford and wife Lauree of Denton, Texas; six grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren and a host of dear family and friends. Services for Mary Lee Boothe were Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the First Baptist Church Cordell, Oklahoma, with Rev. Terrell Romberg and Rev. RB Mathis officiating. Burial followed at Lawnview Cemetery, under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home Cordell, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Washita County Museum or Cordell First Baptist Church Building Fund.