Mary was born in Springfield Missouri as an only child. She graduated from Aurora High School. Mary went to the University of Arkansas and studied Business Education. Mary has been a teacher of many things over the years such as short-hand (which she only used at x-mas for kid’s gifts). She taught Ballet. She taught Roller skating for 23 & 1/2 years. Types of skating she taught were dance, figures and freestyle, with dance being the most fun. Mary took music lessons and learned to play the piano. She also taught how to play the flute to a few people. She married Rex in 1964 and they are still happily married! They have two children. Mary’s favorite hobby is Genealogy. She knows 13 generations on both sides of her family.