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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Mary Prucha

Mary Alyce Prucha (Kirk)

Sunday, April 2nd, 1922 - Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Mary Alyce Prucha, 97, died Friday, April 12, in Oklahoma City, leaving her family with countless memories of her humor, generosity and sweet tooth.
The matriarch was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, on April 2, 1922 to Oscar H. and Vivian A. Kirk.
Mary began her university years at the Oklahoma College for Women before transferring to the University of Oklahoma. On a blind date in Norman, Mary met Albert Charles Prucha Jr., who managed to win her heart at a time when there was no shortage of eligible military men in town. They married on Nov. 6, 1943 – just two weeks after meeting. They would go on to spend decades together until Albert’s death on Oct. 15, 1999.
Following the war, Albert ran banks while Mary ran the household – sometimes like a bank. She made wise investments by raising four children and instilling in them her wit, kindness, faith and love of all things sweet. But unlike a typical banker, Mary was quick to snatch restaurant bills, and she always came to Christmas with a stack of stuffed envelopes – one for each of her many relatives.
While mild-mannered most of the time, she also was tenacious. Her cunning outsmarted the schemes of misbehaved children and would-be rascals. It also came in handy for a quick witticism or to score something sweet.
She loved to entertain and made every holiday, birthday party and family gathering special. She kept her children and grandchildren close, becoming a second mother to her sons- and daughter-in-law as the family grew.
Whether traveling across the world or down south for an annual gulf getaway, Mary was always up for a trip and a little fun. She spread joy where she went – sometimes by the stories she would bring back that occasionally involved a comedic mishap. She gained notoriety among her friends as a ruthless Joker player.
The spiritual cornerstone was a lifelong Christian and taught Bible class for years. She never forgot to remind family to read the Bible daily. She was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ in later years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Robert Clarke Kirk, grandson Gary Edward McDonald Jr., granddaughter Lauren Nicole Maxwell, and great-grandson Derrick Dale Davies Jr.
She is survived by her son Albert Charles Prucha III, wife Jama, of Eufaula Lake; her daughters, Carol Lynn McDonald, husband Gary, of Edmond; Beverly Ann Flesher, husband Jim, of Stillwater; Mary Jane Maxwell, husband Jimmy, of Oklahoma City; her grandchildren, Albert Charles Prucha IV, wife Amber; David Kirk Prucha, wife Kelly; Leigh Ellen Baker, husband John; Ashley Lynn Hartwig, husband Ryan; Emily McDonald; Robyn Kelley Davies, husband Derrick; Randi Allison Johnson, husband Tommy; Rustee Meghan Rutherford; Meagan Renee Maxwell, fiance Alan; Kimber Leigh Maxwell; Alex Ryan Maxwell; Lauren Ashley Baranek, fiance Garik; 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    4000 SW 119th Street
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  • Full Traditional Service

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 12:00pm
    Southwest Church of Christ
    3031 S.W 104th
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    David Deffenbaugh
  • Interment

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Resthaven Memory Gardens - Oklahoma City
    500 SW 104th Street
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Posted at 06:57am
My sincere condolences to this family. Our loving heavenly Father will not forget your dear loved one and He assures us that her life is precious to Him (Psalms 72:12-14). (Psalms 83:18).

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Posted at 04:12pm
I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Death is one of the hardest trials to cope with. May you find comfort from the future promise recorded in Revelation 21:4 which says “he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” We can be certain God will fulfill the words from his word the Bible.

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