Services for Mary Klassen, owner of the Print Shop and longtime Rogers County civic leader, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, where she was a member.
Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.
Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, with family receiving visitors from 5-7 p.m. Mary passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.
Born in Whitewater, Wisc., to James C. and Kathryn L. (Siebernaler) Coxe, she was reared in her birth community.
Following high school education, she earned her college degree at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and then moved to Cedar Rapids, Ia., to become a social worker.
Blessed with five children, she and her family moved to Claremore in 1979 where Mary worked for the Claremore Progress and the Catoosa Herald.
Later she learned the printing business at Kwik Kopy and in 1983, she ventured out on her own and opened The Print Shop.
She was a member of the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, Reveille Rotary and the Claremore Elks Lodge and was involved with the Rogers County United Way. Mary was most active with Tri County CASA, where she was the President of the Board of Directors.
She leaves her children: Thomas “Tom” Klassen of Corpus Christi, Tex.;, James “Jim” Klassen of Tulsa; Kimberly “Kim” Kirksey and husband Jason of Stillwater; Bryan Klassen of Claremore, and Jonathan “Jon” Klassen and wife Jessica of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mary’s name to Tri County CASA, 200 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017, Attn: Angela Henderson.