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Mary Frances Mahler Atkins
1926 - 2017

Mary Frances Mahler Atkins passed away on July 6, 2017.

A graveside service for family members was held at Highland Cemetery on July 11, 2017.

Mary Frances was born on Dec. 28, 1926 to Minnie Belle Krebs Carson and Ray Carson, Sr. in Holliday. She graduated from Holliday High School in 1943, and from Abilene Christian College in 1947.

Mary Frances married Frank Mahler on Oct. 19, 1946, and they lived on the Carson home place outside of Holliday until 1965 when they moved to Iowa Park. She taught fourth grade at Bradford and Kidwell Elementary Schools for 20 years. She married Wendell Atkins on July 14, 1979, and they moved to Rolling Meadows in Wichita Falls in 1999.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years Frank Aaron Mahler. and husband Wendell Atkins; her parents; brother, Ray Carson; sister, Leoda Lowder; children, Fran Davis of Electra, Carolyn Lalk of Iowa Park, Mary Barwinkel of North Richland Hills, Henry Mahler of Iowa Park, and Carrie Mahler of Fort Worth; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or a charity of your choice.

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