Mary Cordelia Box, 101, went to be with the Lord and her loved ones on Monday, June 13, 2016 in Crane, Texas.
Funeral services were held at 11am on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Parker officiating. Burial followed in the Crane County Cemetery.
Mary was born on November 5, 1914, in Roby, Fisher County, Texas to Joe Abbott Mash and Ora Ella McCrary Mash. She grew-up on a farm four miles southwest of Roby. Some boys came by looking for jobs picking cotton, and this is when she met the love of her life and married Chester Box on February 1, 1934. She and Chester raised three children. Mary has been a long time resident of Crane since 1953. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and she loved her Naomi Sunday school class. Mary enjoyed sewing, and when she was younger, she had a tax preparation business.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Earl Box, daughters, Margaret Ann West, Mary Earline Elrod and son-in-law, A. L. Elrod; son, Billy Earl Box; three brothers, Carl Mash, J.L. Mash and Junior Mash; grandchildren, Kimberly Pugh and Kevin Thompson.
Survivors include daughter-in-law, Jackie Box of Colorado City, son-in-law, Robert West of Arkansas, 6 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.