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Mary Josephine Hudson

November 24, 1931 — March 20, 2024

Oklahoma City

Mary Josephine Hudson

Mary Josephine “Jo” Hudson, lifelong Oklahoma City resident, passed away March 20, 2024. She was born November 24, 1931, in Oklahoma City, the daughter of Anton and Magdalen “Maggie” Rupert. She attended Rosary Catholic School through 9th grade. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High school (downtown) in 1949. She worked as a secretary for the State Military Department for Army & Air National Guard. At a party at Tinker Field Club, she met a charming soldier, Palmer Hudson. They later married at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oklahoma City in 1955. They were stationed at many different places together while her husband was in service, including Japan. 

They had three children and Mary stayed home with the kids until they were in high school. At that time, she went to work for Sears and Roebuck. Mary later went back to serving as a secretary for Cummins Allison for many years before retiring. She was very sociable, thus enjoyed working outside the home. She also enjoyed gardening and reading and loved animals. 

 She is survived by her three children, Mark Hudson (Sandy), John Hudson (Lacresa) and Jane Hudson (Scot Ruf); six grandchildren, Aaron Hudson, Lucas Hudson, Katelin Hudson, Matthew Hudson, Allison Shepherd and Daniel Ruf; three great grandchildren, Michael Shepherd, David Dail and Adeline Mitchell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley Rupert. 

There will be a viewing from 10am – 7pm at Smith & Kernke 23rd Street with the family present to receive friends from 5pm – 7pm on April 1st. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1901 NW 18th Street, on April 2nd at 10am. 

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Past Services

Viewing

Monday, April 1, 2024

10:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

23rd St - Smith & Kernke Funerals & Cremations

1401 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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Family will Receive Friends

Monday, April 1, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

23rd St - Smith & Kernke Funerals & Cremations

1401 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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Mass

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

1901 NW 18th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73146

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Burial

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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