Mary Louise Buck Adams

December 26, 1944 – September 2, 2022
NOCONA – Mary Louise Buck Adams, 77, died on Sept. 2, 2022.
Visitation was from 6 – 7 p.m. on Sept. 5, at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Nocona officiated by ministers Dave Woodbury and Austin Wright. Interment followed at 1 p.m. at Bomar Point Cemetery in Wilson, OK.
Adams was born on Dec. 26, 1944, in Wilson, OK to Raymond and Winnie Combs Buck. She attended college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts where she received her bachelor degree. After graduation she left the United States and married Lynn V. Adams on Aug. 19, 1967 in Aschaffenburg, Germany where he was stationed in the Army.
When they returned to the U.S. in 1968, she taught home economics for six years in different locations across Oklahoma. She then went back to school at Oklahoma Baptist University for her hospital administration license. She was in the health care business for eight years while investing in oil production. They built Uncle Lynn’s Catfish restaurant in Wichita Falls in 1987 and sold it in 1996. In 2000, they built and opened Cherry Street Village Assisted Living in Nocona.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lynn V. Adams, Nocona; brothers, Glen Buck and Don Buck, Wilson; sisters, Bettie Brinkerhoff, Roanoke and Anna Hickman, Nocona; one sister-in-law; 27 nieces and nephews; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Adams is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold Buck and Dale Buck; sisters, Verna O’Neal, Billie Ray Buck, Linda Williams and J.L. Williams; five brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law; four nephews and one niece.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at stjude.org/donate.
Arrangements entrusted to Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona.

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