Mae Marie (Keith) (Peters) Wolfe, was born on May 12, 1927, near Scraper, Oklahoma. She entered her new realm on November 11, 2020 at the age of 93 years. She was the first child of William Alfred Keith and Jewel Laura (McCurly) Keith. She moved with her family to the Cole Community in 1940. Mae grew up on the farm, milking cows and doing chores. She graduated from Salina High School. Mae married Joe E. Peters in 1946 in Oswego, Kansas and together they had four sons. She was a homemaker until Joe passed away in 1973, at which time she went back to school and then worked the night shift to raise her boys alone. She married Dempsey Wolfe in 1981 in Hulbert, Oklahoma, and he passed away in 1989. Mae was a loyal member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, attending regularly until her health precluded it. Mae lived for her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids! Surviving cancer in one eye, and two major strokes, one leaving her mostly blind, she still continued to live at home with minimal assistance.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 16, 2020 in the First Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Rusty Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Memorial Cemetery with Aaron Peters, Chris Peters, Nick Peters, Joe Peters, Brian Bender, and Shane Smith serving as casket bearers. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m., until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Shipman’s Funeral Home in Pryor. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
She is survived by her sons and daughters in law; Larry Peters and wife Mary of Wagoner, Oklahoma, Mike Peters and wife Pam of Pryor, Oklahoma, Randy Peters and wife Kathy of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Rick Peters and wife Cindy of Strang, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Brandi Duden, Aaron Peters, Whitney Bradley, Chris Peters, Nick Peters, Joe Peters, Katie Peters – Larson, Leann Bender, Dawn Bender, and Brian Bender; and 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Ruth Smith of Pryor, Oklahoma and Doris Louise Hopper of Folsom, California. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Joe Peters and Dempsey Wolfe; and siblings, Norma Jean (infant), Bonnie Ethel Gilpin, and William Leslie Keith.
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