Mary Bruce

Mary Bruce, 88, of Poteau died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Poteau. Mary was born Jan. 26, 1925, at Talihina to Earl F. and Nannie Dee (Chewing) Tucker. She was a homemaker.Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Finis Wyatt Bruce; a brother, Bud Tucker; a sister, Gerry Bruce; and a grandson, Russell Bruce.Mary is survived by three sons, Douglas Culp, Robert Bruce and David Bruce; four daughters, Carol Hulsman, Nancy Dee Carsello, Janie Korb, Kathy Eastman and Karla Vrooman; a brother, Jack Tucker of Springfield, Mo.; 18 grandchildren, Keely Marie, Kelly, Michael, Katie, Tera, Meghan, Ben, Kelsey, Konner, Jodi, Jennifer, Melissa, Mathew, Brandon, Matt, Eric, Sarah and Charlene; 11 great grandchildren and her special Fab Five Family; and a host of other family and friends.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Poteau with Bro. Jeff Little officiating.Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, a contribution in honor of Mary Bruce be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 109 S. Harper, Poteau, OK, 74953. You may leave on-line condolence to the family at