No public services will be held for Mary Ruth Dawson, 78, of Chickasha.

img494 (201x300)Mary Ruth Honsinger was born on October 24, 1936 in Seminole, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ray and Goldie (Saxon) Honsinger. Mary lived in Chickasha until her death, Monday, February 9, 2015.

Mary grew up and attended school in Seminole but later moved with her sister and brother-in-law, Margret and Earl Orr, to Midland, TX, and graduated from Midland High school.

There she met the love of her life, John Dawson. They were married at The Chapel by the Courthouse in Juarez, Mexico in November 1955. They renewed their vows on May 21, 1966 in Las Vegas.

Throughout their 35 years of marriage, John and Mary were successful in many personal and business ventures. John passed away in 1990 Mary continued to run a successful printing business in California until her retirement in 1993. Mary moved to Oklahoma in 2000 to be near her family and to help her brother‐in‐law, Earl Orr, care for her sister, Margret. She enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and working puzzles in her spare time. She had over 1,000 puzzles and had put each one together. Mary also donated lots of toys to kids’ organizations.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John Dawson; her parents, Ray and Goldie Honsinger; three brothers, Bob, Lee Edward and Richard Honsinger; and two sisters, Patricia Crummert and Margret Orr.

She is survived by three sisters; Roberta Phelps of Seminole, JoAnn Julian of Seminole and Connie Jeffrey of Eufaula; brother‐in‐law, Earl Orr of Chickasha plus numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. We will miss Mary.

Mary’s wishes were to be cremated.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

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