Mary Davison Baker Schrodt Obituary

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 02:49

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Mary Davison Baker Schrodt entered the presence of our Lord on March 22, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and educator to each and all. Mary was born in Poteau, Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 12, 1955 to Rowena and Jack Davison. She is the 12th of their 13 children. She has lived in Bixby and Stigler.


Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brother James Harold Davison; and nephew, John Hamilton.



She is survived by her husband, Charles Schrodt; her son, Forrest Baker; her sisters & brothers in law, Nancy & Mark Adams, Lisa & Stan Conrad, Sharon & Alan Broyles, Jan & Harold Duncan, Pat & Babe Smith, Martha Hamilton and Dama Bogle; brothers & sisters in law, Jerry Davison, Charles & Joni Davison, Joe & Thelma Davison, Mike & Irene Davison; 22 nieces and nephews along with 37 great nieces and nephews.



Mary (a.k.a. Mary Katherine, Kathy and Kitty Kat for her love of cats) loved life and lived each day to the fullest. Her family meant everything to her. She was kind, loyal and loving, always wanting to lend a helping hand to those she thought may need it. Growing up with Mary in our hometown of Poteau we named ourselves the “flip flop” sisters. There we would play and dream about life and all the things we would do. Nancy, Mary’s older sister by just months, could never really sneak off without her. When visiting friends just down the street Mary would often follow Nancy and stand outside of the friend’s home. She would wait there until Nancy was ready to go home. Mary also managed to bring home any stray cat she could find and her love for such little creatures continued throughout her life. Mary loved music; singing in the High School Glee Club and gracing her nieces and nephews with a little Chaka Khan or Michael Jackson when riding around town with her.



Mary loved teaching. Having graduated with a bachelors in education from Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma & a masters from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; Mary spent over 40 years teaching Business, Typing, Accounting, and English. She also was involved with the Gifted and Talented program as well as teaching 14 years of evening GED classes. Students loved Mary often calling her their “favorite” and she enjoyed watching them accomplish their dreams. Even Mary’s family members benefited from tutoring sessions. One niece spoke of a time while at OU that Aunt Kathy got her through Business Accounting by a hypothetical shopping trip scenario.



Mary will be missed most for the love she showed others. Many say Mary’s ease and nonjudgmental spirit allowed them to feel immediately invited and welcomed as a friend or family member. Kitty Kat loved to laugh and act silly and she loved to make others smile. Her brilliant mind was sharper than most, but never had the appearance of “better than”. She loved a good book, was a library of knowledge and we will all miss her wisdom and grace.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29th at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Phil McGehee officiating.



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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK

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