Mary Lou  Benne
Mary Lou Benne was born Nov. 6, 1936, to Leonard J. and Opal F. Stewart. She passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2020. She was the second born of eight children and raised in the Britton area of N. Oklahoma City.
In April 1955 Mary Lou met and started dating Carl E. Benne and they were married on July 27, 1956. Mary Lou dedicated over 30 years in the concession stand at the Edmond Round Up Club and made many lifelong friends during this time. She cared for many children throughout the family and was well known for her generosity and her caring and loving nature.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Donald and Richard.
She leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Carl Eugene Benne; her two children, Carl Wayne Benne and wife, Denise of Mustang, Okla.; and Kimberly Dawn Benne-Gray and husband, Fred Gray of Edmond, Okla.; three grandchildren, Reanon, Rachel and Kayla; four great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Marty, Katie and Carly; four brothers, Leon Stewart and wife, Darlene of Edmond; Johnnie and wife, Connie Stewart of Edmond; Larry and wife, Nancy Stewart; and Morrie Stewart of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one sister, Louise Brown of Maysville, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary Lou will be remembered for being a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
The family will greet friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, 601 S. Kelly Avenue, Edmond, OK. Interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.
Published on January 9, 2020


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Joyce Hutchings
Jan 22, 2020
Carl, I would like to offer you my condolences in the passing of your wife. I was not aware that she had passed but I do remember her at the rodeo grounds. Seems like my mom and her were always in the concesssion stand working.

Again, I am very sorry for your loss.

Joyce Hutchings
(Daughter of Inis Cleaver)
Eva Johnson
Jan 19, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. My family extends our condolences. We will always remember the rodeo events that took place in the arena that is behind our house.