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Mary Katherine Puckett

Mary Katherine Puckett, a longtime resident of Prineville, died Christmas Day, 2004.
   She was 91 years old. Mary was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., June 24, 1913, to Bert and Emma Stiles. She married Etsell Woodrow (Bud) Puckett on June 9, 1934. Bud preceded her in death in 1960.
   Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law: Neil and Mickey Puckett, David and Bonnie Puckett, Dan and Penny Puckett, Sam and Cleta Puckett, Nathan and Peggy Puckett, John and Louise Puckett, Steve and Dee Puckett, Ed Puckett, and Woody and Carolyn Puckett. Also surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law: Carolyn and John Chandler, Sarah and Bob Miller, Mary and Leroy Hanes, Esther and Ben Niemela, and Diane and Don Marvin. Mary is also survived by: one sister, Addy Chamberlin, and brothers, Bob Stiles, Bill Stiles and Don Stiles. She also leaves 40 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
   For a number of years, Mary worked for the Pacific Fruit company. She also was a cook at the Nazarene Daycare Center until her retirement at 78 years of age. She enjoyed gardening, reading, crochet, and cooking. Mary was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Her love for her large family was only exceeded by her love for her Lord.
   She served as church financial secretary until her passing. She has played the piano and organ at church for more than 60 years.
   She will always be remembered for playing "The Star of the East" at Christmastime. There was no one who knew Mary who didn't know they were loved.
   In addition to her husband, her parents, one sister, four brothers, two grandsons, one infant son and infant twin daughters preceded Mary in death.
   Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 31, at noon at the Church of the Nazarene followed by a graveside service at Juniper Haven Cemetery at 2 p.m. There will be a dinner served at the Church of the Nazarene following the graveside service and all are welcomed.
   Visitation will be held at Prineville Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 30. Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Prineville. Prineville Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements.