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Obituary: Mary L. Speer

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Mary L. Speer

Mary L. Speer

Mary L. Speer, 85, of Clarksburg, Missouri and most recently Franklin, died peacefully on July 30, 2019.  

For the past 4½ years, Mrs. Speer resided at the Belvedere Commons Assisted Living facility in Franklin. She was a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma with a major in voice and a minor in piano. She chose to be a wife and a mother rather than pursue a singing career.  

She was a soloist, choir member and children’s choir director for many years at the First Baptist Church in Nashville. 

Her memories are cherished by her husband of 63 years, Michael L. “Mike” Speer; daughters, Melinda L. Mahand and Maria L. (Dr. Greg) Preston; grandson, Andrew (Scout) Mahand; granddaughter, Jenna Lee (Thomas) Coghland; and great-grandchildren, Mary Lee, Kyper and Winston Coghlan. 

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Dr. George Grant officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the M. L. Speer Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W. University, Shawnee, OK 74804.