img025-obit-pic-205x300Graveside services for Mary Kathleen (Holmes) Hegwald, 79, of Chickasha, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in Fairlawn Cemetery with Bill Ohl officiating.

Mary Kathleen (Holmes) Hegwald, also known by Kathy, was born on October 31, 1936 in Gotebo, Oklahoma to Franklin Henry Holmes and Gladys (Greer) Holmes. She graced this life until her passing on October 9, 2016 in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

On June 1, 1952, she married James Edwin Hegwald, Sr. in Waurika, Oklahoma and to this union her three children, Kathie, James, and Ronald, were born.

She was a longtime resident of Chickasha, where she raised her family. She obtained her LPN degree from the Vo-tech in El Reno and worked as a nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital until her retirement. She also donated her time to work at the free Access Clinic for several years.

Mary enjoyed her friends at Sewing and Quilting Class, as well as those she met at the Senior dances. Mary was an artist and as skilled in crafting and photography.

She was preceded in death by both parents and her sister, Julia Tidwell.

Mary is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Mike Rodgers of Ninnekah; son and daughter-in-law, James and Samantha Hegwald of Chickasha; son, Ronald Hegwald of Chickasha; sister, Frances Hall of Waurika; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Carol Holmes of Perryton, Texas; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.