Stillwater News Press

August 22, 2013

Mary Jo Fringer

Stillwater NewsPress

— Mary Jo Fringer, 65, passed away on Tuesday, Aug.  20, 2013, at her home in Stillwater. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater with Rev. Kyle Anderson officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Jo was born in Harrison to Everett F. and Mary C. (Pollard) Wilson on Dec. 5, 1947. She attended school in Stillwater, and graduated from C.E. Donart High School after which she attended Oklahoma State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Education.  

For  25 years, she was an arts and crafts teacher for Stillwater Public Schools, grades K-8.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary C. (Pollard) Wilson and Everett F.  Wilson. She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Long, and husband, Darrell, and grandson, Taylor Long, of Littleton, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation by visiting or the Stillwater Multi Arts Center by visiting

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