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1944 Mary 2021

Mary Dale

February 7, 1944 — October 14, 2021

Mary Beatrice Dale, age 77, passed away peacefully October 14, 2021.

Mary was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 7, 1944 to Elmer and Oneida Cornelison, who preceded her in death, along with her sister Cleta Webb.

Her life was a living example of Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God forgave you in Christ."

Mary was mother to Kristi (Jeff) Butler and Wesley (Karen) Dale. She raised her children with love and devotion in Marion, Kentucky with her husband Billy J Dale.

Mary was a payroll clerk at Livingston County Hospital where she retired in 2006. Her hobbies included working crossword puzzles and spreading her love to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary graduated from Lubbock Christian College where she met her husband of 57 years Billy J Dale. Mary and Bill were the embodiment of a marriage filled with love.

Mary attended Hardin Church of Christ and was a life long Christian who lived her faith through God. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her smile. She loved singing alto in church and sang with choir in college.

Aside from her husband and children, Mary was survived by one brother, Thomas (Kaye) Cornelison; grandchildren Daniel Godman, Gabrielle (Tim) Caldwell, Kelsey (Thomas) Eskew, Junior Allen, Ronald (Kimmie) Allen, and Billy R Dale; great grandchildren Cheyenne, Brooklyn, Wesley, Wyatt, Summer and Saylem.

Mary was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana and mamaw. She was a devoted Christian and was the pillar of her family.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 PM Tuesday October 19, 2021 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion, KY. The family will receive visitors from Noon Tuesday until service time at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in her memory.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Dale, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mapleview Cemetery

, Marion, KY 42064

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