Today we celebrate the life of Mary Hylla, who danced her way through life between November 8, 1933, and July 12, 2023. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mary was a compassionate spirit who loved to spread joy wherever she went. Her generous nature was as vast as the Oklahoma plains, and her love for her family was as deep as the Oklahoma rivers. As Mark Twain once said, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." For Mary, she found her 'why' in her family, her work, and her service to others.\n\nMary's spirited nature took her from Tulsa to California, but her heart always belonged to Oklahoma, and she returned in 1967. She was a diligent worker, putting her heart and soul into her work at John F. Lawhon Furniture and Acme Brick. But her true passions lay in her hobbies: reading and volunteering at the local food bank and John 3:16. Mary was a living embodiment of the quote, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Her loving heart extended to everyone she met, but it was her grandchildren and family that mattered the most to her.\n\nShe is survived by her sons, Roger (Terry) Hylla and Dan Hylla, her brother Howard (Virginia) Hensley, her grandchildren, Paul, Andrea, Danny, Shaun, Shanna, Cody, and her great-grandchildren, Alex, Sam, Harlee, Keagan, Chase, Noah, Natashia, and Cage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora and Jessie Hensley. As we remember Mary, let's honor her generous spirit by carrying her love for family and service forward. Mary put an immeasurable amount of love into every aspect of her life, and she will be dearly missed.\n\nA celebration of Mary's life is scheduled for 10:00 am Monday, July 17, 2023 at Dillon Funeral Service in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Interment will be in Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.