Tahlequah, OK- Funeral services for Mary Joyce Kindle will be held at 10:00 am Saturday June 30, 2012 at the Hart Funeral Chapel in Tahlequah, OK with Bro. Bart Skipper and Bro. Larry Kindle officiating. Interment will follow at the Proctor Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home Tahlequah.
Mary Joyce (Proctor) Kindle was born in Proctor, Oklahoma on November 21, 1926. She was the oldest of five children born to Walter Proctor and Ada (Brown) Proctor. She departed this life on June 27, 2012 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 85 years.
Mary Joyce accepted Christ as her Savior when she was about 15 during a revival at the Proctor Community Church. She loved gospel singing and playing the piano. She was of the Baptist faith, taught Sunday School classes and was pianist for several churches through the years.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master in Education Degrees from Northeastern State and taught in Adair County Schools from 1945-1984.
In February of 1946 she met Erval W. Kindle who had just been discharged from the Army. They were married May 19, 1946 and remained married for 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erval, her parents, Walter and Ada Proctor, and one sister, Billie Sue.
Mary Joyce is survived by one daughter, Esther Jean Skipper of Tahlequah; one son, Leland Wayne and wife Anita of Tahlequah; two grandsons, Bart Lee Skipper of Tahlequah and Doyle Lee Kindle of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Jimmie Ruth Glass of Salem, Oregon and Jo Ann McGrew of Claremore, Oklahoma; one brother, Walter Krit Proctor and wife Rise’ of Claremore, Oklahoma and her beloved extended family and friends.