Marshall, Mary Stanley

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The world lost and Heaven gained Mary Ruth Marshall, age 81, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Mary Ruth was an avid reader, ever mindful of world events and well informed of the forecasted weather. She operated a dairy farm for many years. A gifted gardener with a green thumb and remarkable compassion for the welfare of animals and people alike, her love knew no boundaries. Mary was devoted to family, friends, and her farm. She possessed the special ability of making the people around her feel at ease. Her life leaves an indelible mark on this world.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee & Virgie McPeak Stanley; brother, Cleo; husband, John; and son, Johnny Ray.

She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, William & Heather Marshall; daughter & son-in-law, Sandra & Timmy Phillips; grandsons, Cole and Chase Marshall and Brandon Phillips; sisters-in-law, Hazel Simpkins, Edith Marshall, Ocie McNeil, and Helen Young; Randy Phillips who was like a grandson; and many beloved cousins and treasured friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Poston officiating. Interment will follow in the Big Sand Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.