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Mary Sue Hartley

August 23, 2023 — December 19, 2023

Ozark

Mary Sue Hartley, age 83 of Ozark, died December 19, 2023. She was born August 23, 1940 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Tindle) Wadley.

In 1977, Mary was united in marriage to Frank E. Hartley, who preceded her in death in 1996.

Mary and Frank were owners of SEK Sheet Metal and members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Coffeeville, Kansas.  She helped start St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Ozark, where she was very involved. She made dolls for their Haiti missions work. Mary enjoyed embroidery, cooking, refinishing furniture and trips to the lake. She loved laughing and being with her family.

Survivors include: her daughters, Lesli Anderson and husband Monty of Ozark, Emily Skelton of Los Angeles and Amy Somerville and husband Collin of Arvada, Colorado; her grandchildren, Alec Thomas, Ethan Anderson, Emma Anderson and Liam Somerville; and her sister, Harriet Jordan of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her other siblings, Shirley Lee, Richard Judd, James Wadley and Marjorie Howe.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 22, 2023 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church with the Reverend Chandler Jackson, III officiating.

Cremation rites will be accorded by Adams Crematory and arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

"Think of yourself just as a seed patiently wintering in the earth; waiting to come up as a flower in the Gardener's good time, up into the real world, the real waking.

 - C.S. Lewis

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