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Mary McIntosh

Aug. 20, 1938 – March 26, 2020

Mary was born in Porter, Oklahoma on Aug. 20, 1938.

She retired from the sewing factory in Checotah, where she worked 20 plus years. She went to see Jesus on March 26, 2020.

Mary graduated from Muskogee Public Schools in May of 1956. Mary was known for loving sports. Anyone that knew her knew not to talk about her boys.

Her favorite football teams were OU Sooners and Dallas Cowboys. OKC Thunder was her favorite basketball team and St. Louis Cardinals was her favorite baseball team.

Mary was devoted to her family most of all.

She enjoyed sewing, making quilts for her kids and grandkids.

She has always loved George Strait. She would always say “That’s my man.”

Mary enjoyed doing fill-ins and was known to sometimes send one of the grandkids to get her a scratch-off or two.

She was also known for her witty sense of humor and liked playing a good joke.

Mary was a true and pure definition of a mother, grandma and GaGa.

She always put everyone before herself, so to say she had a heart of gold would be an understatement.

Mary was a member of Deep Fork Hillabee Indian Baptist Church, where she was baptized by Rev. Cap McIntosh.

She served as a Sunday School teacher for a period of time there.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Violet Spaulding; husband, Emerson (Sonny) McIntosh; daughter, Sonja Jo Root; sons Robbie McIntosh and Jerry McIntosh and five sisters.

Mary is survived by one son, Ty and his wife Cindy McIntosh of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Tafv and her husband John Braxton of Checotah; daughter Cindy McIntosh and Brad Hall of Checotah; three brothers, Doyle Spaulding, Jerry Spaulding and Joe Spaulding.

Also, grandson, Tony McIntosh and Amber of Eufaula, Okla.; granddaughter, Robi McIntosh and Jason Jones of Checotah; granddaughter, Nikkee and Jimmy Teague of Checotah, granddaughter, Brittany McIntosh and TK of Norfolk, Va., granddaughter, Bradee Hall of Checotah, grandsons, Eric and Joseph McIntosh of San Antonio, Texas, Brad Braxton of Stillwater and grandson, Jason and Josh Hawkins.

Mary’s great-grandchildren are Blake McIntosh, Allison Teague, Railee Craig, Riggin Teague, Landon Thongdeenok, Peyton Thongdeenok and Layla Harris.

Viewing, for family only, was Wednesday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

Public viewing was Wednesday, April 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service. Condolences may be made online at

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McIntosh County Democrat

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