Mary Kathrine Muckleroy

August 9, 1930 - July 16, 2022

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.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • July 20, 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Graveside Service

Resthaven Cemetery
  • , S 3rd St, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • July 20, 2022
  • 2:30 pm

Comments (10)

    Wilson Neyland says:

    I don’t think I ever saw Mrs. M without her wonderful smile. Such a great lady. Prayers for the family.

    Cheryl says:

    I first knew the Muckleroys during their time in Kountze. I met them again after they moved to Silsbee.

    Prayers for the family.

    Deborah Matlock/ Quadarius Matlock says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Muckleroy family and may God Bless the entire family during your time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. Don n Becky I know it’s hard but just know God makes no mistakes. Love Y’all

    Joyce McClung says:

    Mary left a good impression on everyone she met. She was a beautiful person and a true friend. She wanted her students to do well not only in the classroom, but also in life. Being an excellent Bridge player herself, she felt all her friends should know how to play also and set about teaching them. She was a good wife, a loving mother, a wonderful grandmother/great grandmother and special friend.

    Ed and Sonia Cain says:

    We are so sorry to hear this news. Mrs. Muck was a very sweet and kind lady. She will be greatly missed. She now is rejoined with Mr. Muck. Our prayers go out to Mark, Don and family. Godspeed.

    Mary Ann and Russell Tucker says:

    We are so sorry to learn of Mrs. Muck’s passing. She was an awesome woman that led a great life. Mrs. Muck taught both of us in her DE class at SHS and she was my girls PE Coach at Jr. High. We loved her to death and enjoyed helping her with her many civic events, especially at the library festival. We will be praying for your family over the coming days for peace and comfort.

    Deborah Nevills Sebastian says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
    Mrs. Muckleroy was a wonderful lady and so very happy to have known her.

    Sue Llindeman says:

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Muckleroy was so sweet. Your dad was my school teacher in Kountze his first year of teaching. Prayers for your family

    Cindy Drake Smith says:

    I thought of your Mom & Dad as family. Mary K was a wonderful friend. I will miss her as I do your Daddy. Prayers for peace and comfort knowing she is healed with eternal life.
    Love to you all,

    Bonnie Vessel says:

    She was the sweetest!

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