Mary “Marie” Wainscott, 89, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at Hilltop Park Rehabilitation Center in Weatherford.
Marie was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Elbert, Texas, to Grace and Elzie Hann. She grew up in Young and Throckmorton Counties and graduated from Olney High School. In 1943, she married Ira B. Wainscott, of Olney, Texas. They had two daughters, Beverly Marie and Lawana Gale, born in Olney, and later moved to Weatherford in 1951.
Marie’s first job in Weatherford was a bookkeeper for Mahan Drug Store located on the square, and then as salesclerk for Gilbert’s Clothing Store. She then became the secretary for Mr. Thomason at American National Insurance Company until the office closed. She then received her real estate license and sold real estate for many years. Her last job was the front desk clerk at the Weatherford Public Library, which she enjoyed immensely. She was a member of North Side Baptist Church and was active in her Sunday school class until her health failed. She loved music, dancing, sewing and traveling.
Marie leaves behind her daughters, Beverly McVey and husband, Jerry, of Milford, Kansas, Gale Miller and husband, Steven, of Weatherford; three grandchildren, Betty M. Kujawa, of Butte, Montana, Thomas A. McVey, of Independence, Missouri, Scott Miller, of Keller; one great-grandson, Justin T. McVey, of Independence, Missouri; two sisters, Malva Holder, of Lamesa, Veta McGowen, of Sundown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ira; her parents; and brothers E.J. Hann, Harley Hann and Jerry Hann.
Visitation will be Monday, May 12, 2014, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials are made to the following: Wounded Warrior Project at http://support.wounded warriorproject.org, and Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51, Ste 400, Decatur, TX 76234.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel