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Mary Lou Storey

February 4, 1925 — April 17, 2020

Mary Lou Storey passed away Friday, April 17th, in a local nursing home.

She was born on February 4th, 1925, in Sudan, TX to Vesta Ann Nolen and George Ernest Norris.  She had two older sisters (Evelyn Aliene and Willadean Othell), and one younger brother (Tony Dale).  She attended 13 different schools while growing up, eventually settling in Abilene, TX.  During WWII, she worked as a telephone operator.  She met her husband, Marshall Augustus Storey, on a blind date when he was stationed in Abilene.  They were together throughout the war, writing letters while he was in Europe.  Mary and Marshall were married on December 9th, 1945, after the war was over.

After they were married, Mary was a homemaker, wife, and mother to 5 children.  They moved to Mineral Wells, TX in 1965, where she lived the rest of her life.  In 1970, Mary went to work at Lodal’s Office Supply in downtown Mineral Wells.  She eventually worked as a seamstress for Mineral Wells Manufacturing, where she worked for many years.  In her later years, she worked part-time for local daycares until she retired in 1999.  She moved to Sandstone Foothills Apartments in 2012, where she had many friends and enjoyed attending bingo and bible study. 

Mary was a skilled seamstress, making her own clothing for the majority of her adult life, and passed on the skill to her two daughters.  She also made clothing for her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed knitting.  She was a lifelong Baptist.  She adored her dog, Pepper, and loved indulging in chocolate and Dr. Pepper. 

Graveside services will be 2 PM Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Woodland Park Cemetery.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Marshall Augustus Storey; two sons, Sidney Melvin Storey and George Randell Storey; her daughter, Mary Christine Coxwell; her parents, her sisters, and her brother.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori (Steve) Meeks of Mineral Wells, TX; son, Roland (Mary) Storey of Corpus Christi, TX; son-in-law, Stanley Coxwell of Longview, TX; daughter-in-law, Paulette Storey of Millsap, TX; grandchildren Shannon (John) Franzen of Tyler, TX, Kacy (Doyle) Rodgers of Gladewater, TX, Don Wright of Hawaii, Michael Wright of Millsap, TX, Brenna (Andrew) Peterson of Georgetown, TX, and Aaron (Flower) Meeks of Granbury, TX; great-grandchildren Tyler, Parker, and Jacob Rodgers, Abigail Franzen, and Abram Meeks; nephew, James West and wife, Judy; and nieces, Anna Smith-Wildes, Jean Otwell, and Janet West.



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