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Mary Virginia Blume
Mary Virginia Blume, age 77 of Ozark, arrived in Heaven December 5, 2021. She was born January 16, 1944 in Brownsville, Texas, the daughter of William “Harold” and Marie (Drewry) Bentley. On June 12, 1965, Mary was united in marriage to James E. “Jim” Blume in San Antonio, Texas.
Survivors include: her husband Jim of Ozark; her children, Timothy Lee Blume of Tulsa, Tresa Rowe and husband Stan of Tulsa, Joy Specht and husband Mark of Ozark and Lorraine Keithley and husband Dallas of Rogersville; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a nephew, Gary Bentley and wife Antonia and three children, of Italy.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Bill Bentley.
The most important thing about Mary is that she gave her heart to Jesus at an early age and faithfully lived a life surrendered to God. Mary was a missionary in New Guinea for 50 years with her husband Jim. She was a registered nurse and served on the pediatric floor at Burge in Springfield before serving overseas on the mission field. Mary served wholeheartedly and loved with everything she had. She always gave people the benefit of the doubt. Mary loved teaching the Bible to children and ladies. She was witty and creative and loved reading her Bible every morning. She counseled, encouraged and influenced anyone who came to her doorstep. Mary served Jesus by serving other people.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Weaver Cemetery, Ozark, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Ed Keithly officiating.
In addition, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 10, 2021 at Eastland Baptist Church in Tulsa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Eastland Baptist Church Missions Fund, 1835 S. 129th East Ave., Tulsa, OK.
Jim, I am just now finding out Mary passed away. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for God's continual blessing and comfort to you and your family.
Rhonda Cooley Neese Feb 28 2022 3:00 PM
Brother Jim, may the Lord bless and comfort you and your family in a special way at this time! What an assuring joy and blessing it is to know that Mary's journey is over and she is in the presence of her Lord! We shall see her again soon!
Bob and Juanita Warinner Dec 12 2021 3:19 PM
She will be dearly missed
Our prayers are with you all.the Pascal's.
Annie pascal Dec 8 2021 9:55 AM
Jim, our prayers go out to you and your family with the passing the Mary. Even though we know that she is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior, she will be missed. We are so thankful for the legacy that she has left both in America and Papua New Guinea. May the Lord of all comfort cover you with His grace.
Marvin and Becky Robertson Dec 7 2021 10:14 PM
Jim and family, what a gracious lady Mary was. She loved being a missionary, to tell others of Christ on the Mission field. May God give you comfort and peace. Been a pleasure to support you for many years at North Village Baptist Church in Phoenix. With love and prayers.
Duane and Sandy Oplinger Dec 7 2021 9:28 PM
Deepest sadness for all our loss. Our love and prayers for all of you.
David and patty johnson Dec 7 2021 10:50 AM
Bro Jim and Family,
May God's presence and grace be your comfort In this time of sadness. Praying for you.
Larry & Sharon Lilly
Larry and Sharon Lilly Dec 7 2021 9:58 AM
Thinking of you, Lorie, during this sad time.
Kenny and Sherrill Clatt (Bethany's in-laws in Gorin) Dec 7 2021 9:23 AM
Our sympathies are with you all. What a blessing to know we will see her in Heaven. Dave and Carol Holland
David Holland. Dec 6 2021 10:14 PM
So sorry for your loss. Praying for all .
Harold and Dona Demoret Dec 6 2021 8:31 PM