OBITUARY: Mary L. Speer

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Mary L. Speer, age 85 born in Clarksburg, MO, died peacefully on July 30, 2019.

For the past 4 ½ years she had resided at the Belvedere Commons Assisted Living facility in Franklin, TN.

Mary was a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. 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, TN.

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

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 10, 2019 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. Dr. George Grant will officiate. 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. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289