March 14, 1950 – Nov. 4, 2018
On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Mary Duvall completed her journey here on Earth surrounded by her friends and family. Mary’s journey started on March 14, 1950, when she was born to John Adair and Katie Vann Adair in Tahlequah.
In her 68 years on Earth, she blessed the lives of those who knew her with love, kindness and laughter. While Mary’s family and friends are heartbroken, she has left them with stories, memories and life lessons that will live on for generations.
Mary’s relationship with Jesus Christ was a central part of her life. She lived out her faith by being a mentor, mother figure and by providing Thanksgiving meals for people who had no family to spend the holidays with. She attended New Beginnings Church in Sallisaw.
For 46 years Mary worked as a hair dresser where she enjoyed bringing out the beauty of other people and making lifelong friends along the way. Stories of the pranks and practical jokes Mary played on her coworkers and clients at the salon continue to bring smiles and laughter. She also helped shape the lives of others by serving as Sequoyah District Representative for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
Mourning Mary’s passing are her mother, Katie Adair; her husband of 50 years, Bob Duvall of Sallisaw, to whom she was married on July 13, 1968, with renewal of their vows taking place in July of 2018; daughter and son-in-law, Heather Duvall Anderson and Jayme Anderson of Sallisaw; son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Dalene Duvall of Sallisaw; grandchildren, Sayde Anderson, Seth Anderson, Jamey Duvall and Jessika Duvall; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Alivada Adair and Donald and Joanne Adair; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her father, John Adair; her sister Lou; and infant brother, Jimmy.
Family and friends will be received for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Forever Memories Funeral Services in Sallisaw.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1101 N. Wheeler, Sallisaw. Committal services will be held at noon at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, 522 Garland Ave., and S. 6th St., in Fort Smith.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Forever Memories Funeral Service in Sallisaw.