Services will be held at Armstrong Baptist Church for Mary Jane Loper Engelage on Thursday, July 19,2012 at 10:00 A.M. Reverends Richard Shreve and Monty Wood will officiate.
Family Hour will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 6-7:00 P.M. at the Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Engelege was a member of the Westside Baptist Church.
Mary Jane was born October 23, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and passed away July 16, 2012 in Durant, Oklahoma.
She received her education at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Mary Jane also graduated from Itasca Jr. College and Minneapolis Business College.
Her greatest joys in life beside her children and grandchildren were serving the Lord and reading. She was employed at Stone’s Propane for 15 years as a bookkeeper.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by first husband Willis S. Loper and daughter Sharon Jane Loper; second husband Ray L. Engelage; three brothers, Frank, Erwin and Fred Kelm; and two sisters, Adele Murphy and Betty Strand. Mary Jane was the youngest of six children born to her parents Edward Kelm and Adele Hanchez Kelm who also preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Edward Loper and wife Donna of Durant, Jimmy Loper and wife Jane of Durant, Oklahoma and Willis Loper and wife Kay of Cameron, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Loper and wife Nicole of Calera, Oklahoma, Vonna Shults and husband Bob of Mead, Oklahoma, Randy Loper of Dallas Texas, Lindsey McCarty and husband Kyle of Durant, Oklahoma, Ashley Loper of Ontario, Canada, Shawna Loper of Casa Grande, Arizona and Brad Loper and wife Courtney of Durant, Oklahoma; and nine great grandchildren; niece, Janie Maude Osborn of McKinney, Texas and several nieces and nephews in Minnesota.
Interment will be in Garden of Memories in Colbert, Oklahoma. Arrangements made by Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com. Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.