Lady of Grace!

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Mary K – a family member who we travelled and spent many vacations with. We will miss her.



Mary “Mary K” Kathrine Muckleroy, 91, of Silsbee, died Saturday, July 16, 2022. She was born on August 9, 1930, in Houston, to Johnnie Opal Hearne Thomas and Henry Alfred Thomas.

Mrs. Muckleroy and her family joined the First Methodist Church in Silsbee when they moved to Silsbee in 1964. Mary K received her degree in education in 1952 from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas, and taught school for thirty-seven years before retiring in 1990. In 1993 she was chosen as the Retired Teacher of the Year in Texas by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. She was very active in the community and was chosen as Citizen of the Year by the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and Volunteer of the Year in 2009 by the Magnolia District of Women’s Clubs. She was involved with the Silsbee Woman’s Club and held most every office of that organization including two terms as President. She served as Chairman of the Christmas in the Big Thicket for many years and sat on the Board of The Friends of the Library. She seldom met a task that she didn’t feel she was up to.

Survivors include her sons, Mark Muckleroy and his wife, Emily and Don Muckleroy and his wife, Becky, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Danielle Wehmeyer and her husband, Mark, of Silsbee; Lauren Barron and her husband, Brandon, of Houston; Matthew Muckleroy of Lumberton; and David Muckleroy of Silsbee; and great-grandchildren, Kinsley Muckleroy, Kyla Muckleroy, Grayson Wehmeyer, Grant Wehmeyer, Bryce Barron, and Aria Barron. Mary K is preceded in death by her parents; husband of sixty-five years, Herbert Charles Muckleroy; and brother, Henry Alfred “Sonny” Thomas Jr.

A gathering of Mrs. Muckleroy’s family and friends will be 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silsbee Public Library, Children’s Books, 295 North 4 Street, Silsbee, Texas 77656 or First United Methodist Church, 670 North 5th Street, Silsbee, Texas 77656.


Mary was a woman of grace – who was always packed and ready when she heard the roar of the car engine. She loved to play bridge, morning coffee socials, walking with her neighborhood ladies, and exchanging pleasantries with her friends. I am quite sure by now she has joined a bridge group in Heaven or her friends who proceeded her in death.

Mary was the type of person in which every time that you were with her – she made you feel that that she was a very happy person no matter what and it transmitted to you. I never heard her utter an argument with any one person – even her family. Thank you for always supporting others even when you disagreed with them.

Our sincere condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this sad time. I will always remember very fondly wonderful memories of many times spent with Mary and Herbert during our younger years.


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