Mary Elizabeth (Reed) Vines was born on April 16, 1932, in a log cabin in Glenville, West Virginia. She learned her tremendous work ethic and frugalness early in life while working on the family farm. Once she graduated high school, she left home and moved to Baltimore, Maryland to search for more opportunities and a better way of life. Her brother David also moved to Baltimore, and both worked in the military industry.
While attending the marriage of David in Beverly, West Virginia, Mary met Jim Vines. He was also a county boy from Spaulding, Oklahoma and worked with David’s fiancée, Jaunita, for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. Jim and Mary fell in love and were married on April 30, 1955 in Beverly, West Virginia. Jim was a hard worker and a great provider for his new family. Mary was happy to be a homemaker and their love for each other blossomed.
On October 19, 1962, Mary gave birth to their only child, Brian Vines in Houston, Texas. He was her pride and joy. She supported Brian in every endeavor and was very proud of his 28 years of service in the Army. She was also very proud of Brian’s two sons, James and Mark, in addition to his wife of 22 years, Natalie Vines. She often referred to Natalie as her real daughter. Jim Vines passed on September 23, 2008. Mary was understandably heartbroken and spent her remaining years living with Brian and Natalie. At the time of her passing, Mary lived in Alto, Texas. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, and social media.
Mary is survived by her sister, Onidee Nutter; brother, David Reed; sister-in-law, Jaunita Reed; brother-in-law, Fred Vines; son, Brian Vines; daughterin- law, Natalie Vines; grandson, James Vines; and grandson, Mark Vines and his wife Crystal Vines.
She is predeceased by her parents, Camden and Erma Reed; brother George Reed; and husband Jim Vines.
Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Glory / Bilby Cemetery in Holdenville, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville, Oklahoma.