Mary Beth Jones was born Mary Beth Tucker on March 20,1949; in Wynnewood, OK. She was the second and youngest child of Irwin William Tucker and Thelma Elizabeth Shields-Tucker. Mary Beth moved with her family to Oklahoma City while in grade school and attended Capitol Hill High School. She later went on to receive her Bachelors in Education, and a Minor in Art, and Psychology. Mary Beth moved to Guthrie in the summer of 1984, where she taught third grade for 21 years. She married her loving husband, Robert, on August 10, 1993. She was a very talented artist and avid gardener. Mary Beth won yard of the month on three separate occasions. She also loved horses and rode with the Guthrie Round-Up Club for many years. Mary Beth’s greatest joy was her family, She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and doting grandmother. She also cherished spending time with her parents, big brother, sister-in-law, nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mary Beth was preceded in death by her parents Irwin William Tucker I and Thelma Elizabeth Tucker, mother-in-law Dixie Jean Jones and father-in-law Robert E. Jones, uncle Darvin Leroy Shields, aunt Mary Ellen Ellen Lawrence and uncle Clyde Lawrence, uncle Charles Thomas Shields and his wife Mary, cousins Clyde Wesley Lawrence Jr., Tommy Lee Lawrence, and Mark Steven Oliver. She is survived by husband Robert Warren Jones, daughter Lacy Elizabeth Willoughby and husband Barton Willoughby, daughter Shareese Jones-Golightly and husband Roy Golightly, grandson Sean Jacob Siess, granddaughters Shannon Beth Siess, Alexandria Ellen Hudson and Ava Marie Golightly. Brother Irwin William “Tuck” Tucker II and wife Deanna Tucker, Aunt Martha Ann Oliver and husband Glen Oliver, cousin Vicki Ellen Lawrence-MacDougall, niece Kelly Tucker-Montgomery and partner Michelle Montgomery, niece Kris Tucker-Jusko and husband Joe Jusko, nephew David Tucker and wife Becki Tucker, sister-in-law Wendy Johnston and husband Wayne Johnston along with a host of other cherished family members and friends.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, Ok.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Smith Gallo Funeral Home from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Services are under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home.