Stillwater News Press


April 23, 2014

Margie E. Adams Anderson

Margie Erlene Adams Anderson, 93, passed away April 21 in Stillwater.

Margie Erlene Mount was born Feb. 26, 1921, in Billings to John W. and Bertha B. Mount. She rode on horseback as a young girl to attend the one-room Antelope Valley Country School outside of Billings. She attended high school alongside classmate Henry Bellmon at Billings High School, graduating in 1939. Margie attended college after high school, then began working for the city of Perry.

Margie married Merwyn Merrit “Barney” Adams. They had two sons, William and Daniel. Merwyn prededed her in death in 1991. She went to work for Perry Public Schools as secretary to the principal and superintendent. She held this position for many years. She later married C. Byard Anderson, who preceded her in death in 1986.

She enjoyed spending time with family as well as making wedding cakes and costumes for her children and grandchildren. She was a very skilled tole painter and enjoyed practicing her craft with friends at the Stillwater Multi Arts Center. She loved coffee time and group outings with her friends at Golden Oaks Assisted Living Center in Stillwater. Margie was always very kind and gracious. She will be missed by many but will live in the hearts of her family and friends forever.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Judith Karman Hospice in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, OK, 73077.

Margie is survived by two sons, Mr. William Adams and his wife, Debbi of Burton, Texas, and Dr. Daniel Adams and his wife, Julie of Stillwater; five grandchildren, Holly Ford of Lawton, Teneil Adams of Wichita, Kan., Corine “KiKi” Wilson and her husband, Todd of Perry, Beau and his wife, Cari of Tulsa, and Christopher Adams also of Tulsa; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Mount; brother, Archie Mount; husbands, Merwyn Merrit Adams and C. Byard Anderson; and one grandson, Joshua Adams.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Kevin Oltmanns, Judith Karman Hospice and the staff at Golden Oaks Assisted Living Center in Stillwater.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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