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Graveside services for Mary Katherine Waller, age 79 years, 2 months and 4 days, a longtime Atoka County resident, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Darwin Cemetery, in Darwin, with Brother Joey Lansdale and Dony Day officiating.
Interment was in Darwin Cemetery, at Darwin.
Services were under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Waller passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Stringtown.
She was born on Saturday, April 5, 1941, to Sam Houston and Lola Lee (Coleman) Taylor, at Carthage, Texas.
Waller worked for Bud Sutton for many years and then became a caregiver, until her retirement in 2017.
She married Orville Waller on Thursday, May 26, 1966, at Atoka. They celebrated 35 years of marriage before his passing on October 23, 2001.
Waller was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stringtown. She enjoyed her flowers, watching Food Network, GAC, The Voice, listening to Vince Gill, her dog, Sassy and mostly gardening tomatoes, and squash.
Survivors include her daughters, Diane Staneart and husband, John; Lawana Hamrick and husband, Ted; Tammie “Rio” Waller and wife, Naomi; and Kimber Rowan; grandchildren, Cody and wife, Melissa; Tory and wife, Nancy; Cory and wife, Kim; Glen and wife, Yolanda; Dalton, Katie, Shawna and Liz; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Dillan, Kaylee, Yori, Khaleesi, Declan and Mya; sister, Betty Sue Baxter; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Sam Houston and Lola Taylor; husband, Orville Waller; sons, Rickie Taylor and Billy Bob Baker; grandson, Derrick Taylor; brothers, Ed Taylor and Johnnie Taylor; son-in-law, Donald Rowan.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Cody, Tory, Cory, Glen, Dalton and Tommy Day.
Honorary pallbearers were Harvey Arnold, Alene Arnold, Velma Griffin, Monk Penner, Anthony Boling and Barbara Potts.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: BROWNS@ATOKA.NET. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.