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Springfield - Mary Cherry Courtney passed away on July 8, 2018 at 3:15 AM in Cox South Hospital. Mary was one of four daughters born to G.C. and Minnie Adkins Cherry. She graduated in 1949 from Springfield Senior (Central) High. Mary was a long-time employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co, working in Kansas City, Mission, KS, Springfield and St. Louis. Mary was a member of the Church of Christ and at the time of her death was a member of Sunset congregation. She loved the Lord and her church family.

Mary met her best friend and the love of her life, Leland Murphy Courtney, Jr., in August of 1966. In 1967, they were married in Springfield and continued to live in the area. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Dorothy N. Long, Kathleen June Azar, and Hazel J. Franks; two nephews, Jerry Long and Ken Allaire; and great-nephew Douglas Goeckeler.

She is survived by her step-son, Lee (Marilyn); four step-grandchildren, Leland, Robert, Brittany and Lori; three step-great granddaughters; 12 nieces and nephews; and several great nieces, nephews, and friends.

At Mary's request, there will not be a viewing. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. The placing of her ashes will be held at her family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society or the .
Published in the News-Leader on July 10, 2018
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