Mae Ellen Dalrymple

Posted in: Obituaries
Jan 27, 2014 - 3:48:04 PM

Mae Ellen Dalrymple, 80, of Rush Springs died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home.
Services are planned for Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the First Assembly of God in Rush Springs, with the Rev. Mike Bates, the Rev. Clyde Headley, and Randall Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
Mae Ellen was born Wednesday, July 12, 1933, in Rush Springs to Dewey Wesley and Bessie Mae (Southerland) Bratcher. She was a lifelong resident of the Rush Springs area. On Feb. 23, 1952, Mae Ellen married Mark Weldon Dalrymple in Lawton. She was a full-time wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed baking, canning, and working in her flower and vegetable gardens.
Mae Ellen and Mark were foster parents for Comanche County; and over a 25-year span, they fostered 42 children. Mae Ellen enjoyed playing games, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved mentoring and helping others. Mae Ellen was a member of the First Assembly of God in Rush Springs. She loved being a part of her church, where she taught Sunday School and was a women’s ministry leader.
Mae Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and her long-term foster daughter, Sharon Sours.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Dalrymple, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Leland and Judy Dalrymple of Rush Springs, and Kent Weldon and Shawn Dalrymple of Rush Springs; two daughters, Sonja Marlene Henderson of Rush Springs, and Carol Jean DeLozier of Duncan; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Pearl Bratcher of Rush Springs, and L.G. and Cricket Bratcher of Rush Springs; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Javan and Clyde Headley of Duncan, and Julene and Wayne Petty of Duncan; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers are Shane Dalrymple, Anthony Dalrymple, Clint Dalrymple, Matthew Dalrymple, Johnathan Lampier and Richard Lampier. Honorary bearers are Dewayne and Christopher.
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