Our Sincere Sympathy

Marie Morrow
March 20, 1920 - June 10, 2008


   Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Marie Morrow, 88, were held 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Hudson-Phillips Chapel with Reverend Johnny Wray officiating. Special music was provided by Wahoo Buck on the piano and Monica Dean on vocals. Pallbearers were Ronnie Stringfellow, Danny Nolen, Kevin Nolen, Alan Jones, Tony Dean, and Mark Dean. Burial followed the services at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

   Marie Smith Morrow was born in the Noon Springs area on March 30, 1920 to Ed and Della Smith. She entered Heaven's Gate on June 10, 2008 with her family by her side at Meadowlake Estates in Oklahoma City. Marie lived in Hughes County her entire life prior to moving three years ago to be near her children. She married Audie Morrow in Hickory Grove in 1941 and the couple celebrated sixty years together before his death. Marie accepted Christ as a young girl and worked many years as Church Secretary and Treasurer.

   She was always available to prepare food for the sick or bereaved. Marie also made sure the church building was clean before services. She loved to garden and made sure her family enjoyed her canned vegetables. She worked very hard on the family farm and many years in the Moss School system as a cook.

   Marie made many sacrifices for her family. She was a survivor of the 1976 Calvin Bridge Collapse. Marie's grandchildren were the joy of her life. They all thought she was the "Best Granny in the World". Granny would always make their favorite dish when they came for a visit.

   Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Audie, a baby brother and two brothers, Duel and Archie Smith; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Morrow; and a grandson, Kerry Morrow.

   Surviving are her children: Lloyd Morrow and wife, Rose, of Oklahoma City; Carolyn Cox and husband, Johnny, of Moore; twin sister, Reva Turner of Holdenville; sister, Ina Lee Stringfellow and husband, Lloyd of Holdenville; brother, J.D. Smith and wife, Murel, of Mustang; sisters-in-law: Willie Smith of Dumas, Texas and Violet Smith of Duncan; grandsons: Jeff Cox of Moore; Mike Cox and wife, Stephanie, of New Castle; granddaughters: Angie Myers and husband, Matt, of Edmond; Cayla Bush and husband, Tracy, of Oklahoma City; great grandsons: Taylor Cox, Jay Myers, Dallas Myers, Sam Bush, Jake Cox and Jackson Bush; great granddaughters: Morgan Waid, Kathleen Myers, Thoma Cox, and Anna Cox; one great-great grandson: Carson Waid, and several nieces and nephews.

   The family wishes to thank Meadowlake Estates and Alleve Hospice for the care given the past few years.