The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 22, 2013

Mary Stratton

The Joplin Globe

BELLA VISTA, Ark. — Mary Stratton, 78, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Jamestown Nursing & Rehab in Rogers, Ark.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1934, in Carthage, Mo. She was in hotel/motel industry. She moved to Bella Vista 12 years ago from Seattle, Wash. She was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, her friends and was an avid animal lover.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Don Stratton, of Bella Vista; one daughter, Terri Dorais and husband, Tom, of Kingston, Ark.; and one grandson, Mychal Dorais.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Bella Vista Community Church.

Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Boulevard, Bella Vista.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Pet Shelter, 2975 Madison 6555, Huntsville, AR 72740, or to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 5248, Bella Vista, AR 72714.

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