Mary Kathrine Muckleroy
Mary “Mary K” Kathrine Muckleroy, 91, of Silsbee, died Saturday, July 16, 2022. She was born on August 9, 1930, in Houston, to Johnnie Opal Hearne Thomas and Henry Alfred Thomas.
Mrs. Muckleroy and her family joined the First Methodist Church in Silsbee when they moved to Silsbee in 1964. Mary K received her degree in education in 1952 from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas, and taught school for thirty-seven years before retiring in 1990. In 1993 she was chosen as the Retired Teacher of the Year in Texas by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. She was very active in the community and was chosen as Citizen of the Year by the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and Volunteer of the Year in 2009 by the Magnolia District of Women’s Clubs. She was involved with the Silsbee Woman’s Club and held most every office of that organization including two terms as President. She served as Chairman of the Christmas in the Big Thicket for many years and sat on the Board of The Friends of the Library. She seldom met a task that she didn’t feel she was up to.
Survivors include her sons, Mark Muckleroy and his wife, Emily and Don Muckleroy and his wife, Becky, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Danielle Wehmeyer and her husband, Mark, of Silsbee; Lauren Barron and her husband, Brandon, of Houston; Matthew Muckleroy of Lumberton; and David Muckleroy of Silsbee; and great-grandchildren, Kinsley Muckleroy, Kyla Muckleroy, Grayson Wehmeyer, Grant Wehmeyer, Bryce Barron, and Aria Barron. Mary K is preceded in death by her parents; husband of sixty-five years, Herbert Charles Muckleroy; and brother, Henry Alfred “Sonny” Thomas Jr.
A gathering of Mrs. Muckleroy’s family and friends will be 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silsbee Public Library, Children’s Books, 295 North 4th Street, Silsbee, Texas 77656 or First United Methodist Church, 670 North 5th Street, Silsbee, Texas 77656.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
- 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
- July 20, 2022
- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- , S 3rd St, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
- July 20, 2022
- 2:30 pm