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Mary Louise Haltom-Harper
December 14, 1955 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Mary Louise Haltom-Harper, 67, of Checotah, Oklahoma passed away Monday, October 30, 2023. She was born December 14, 1955, the second daughter of Harold and Nona Haltom. Mary graduated from Eisenhower High School in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1974. Mary then joined the United States Navy and served her duty until she was honorably discharged.
Mary earned her Master's Degree in Education and taught school in New York. While in New York, Mary had two beautiful children, Chris Turnbull and Carry Drake. Mary moved back to Oklahoma and married Nathan Harper of Checotah, Oklahoma and spent 26 wonderful years of marriage until her death. Mary worked at the Eufaula Memorial Library where she was affectionately known as Mary T. Mary pioneered the program Story Time where she would read books and organize programs for the youth of Eufaula. Mary had to take a medical retirement from work. She then spent time with her husband and family. Mary loved Native American history and art, spending time with her family and family history.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Nona Haltom; brother, David Haltom; brother-in-law, Sam Harper and her sister-in-law, Judy Clark.
Mary is survived by her husband, Nathan Harper of the home; her children, Carry and husband Fred Drake and Chris and wife Danielle Turnbull; grandchildren, Carter Drake, Rylee and Liam Turnbull of AuSable Forks, New York; her father, Harold Haltom of Enterprise, Oklahoma; her seven siblings, Barbara Haltom of Texas, Buz Haltom of Moore, Oklahoma, Tammy Hunn, Jeanette Smith, Billy Haltom and Rodney Haltom of Eufaula, Stacy Venson of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law, Onzell and husband Gerald Keahbone and sister-in-law, Sandra Smith of Checotah and a large number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2023, at Hunn Funeral Home Chapel.