Mrs. Mary Louise Staine

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Louise Staine

August 9, 1926 - February 9, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 91


Mary Louise Staine, age 91, passed peacefully into the arms of God on Friday, February, 9, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born the 9th of August 1926 to Georgie Una and Sam Sibert in Houston, Texas. She grew up in the Heights, graduating from Reagan High School, and lived in Houston until 2008 when she moved to San Antonio.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her mother, Georgie, and stepfather, Richard Myers, her brother, Nelson Sibert, and her beloved husband of 59 years, Ross Staine.

She is survived by her daughters, Martha Louise Kott and husband, Tyrrell, of San Antonio, Texas, and Julie Ann Seamans and husband, Mark, also of San Antonio, and by her son, Ross Staine, Jr. and wife Mary Beth, of Houston, Texas. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Ross Staine III and wife, Sutton, Richard Ryan Staine and wife, Sandra, Julianne Elizabeth Hickey and husband, Justin, Mary Grace Seamans and Mark William Seamans, Jr., and by one great granddaughter, Madison Louise Staine.

Mary Lou met Ross Staine, the love of her life, in 1946 on a blind date and she and Ross were married on August 15, 1947. As a young wife, Mary Lou worked at Humble Oil and then M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. After she had children, however, her primary focus became her family. Nothing was too much trouble if it was for her children or Ross. She enjoyed close friendships throughout the years, making new friends as her children grew up and her interests changed. She learned tennis at the age of 40 and took up snow skiing at the age of 60. She loved fitness and learning new things. She belonged to a small women's group for over 20 years where she made enduring friendships. She and Ross spent many years traveling both for business and pleasure. They had a travel group and would take several trips a year with other couples after Ross retired. Once the grandchildren started arriving, however, she loved nothing more than to take care of her grandbabies and shower them with love, just as she had done with her children.

Mary Lou had a deep faith that was the foundation of her life. She lived with hope in her heart and prayed about all things. She had a light in her eyes, an optimistic and joyful spirit, and a quick wit that was enjoyed by all who knew her. Mary Lou was a fighter who continued to say yes to life even when life became very difficult. She taught her children many things, but the greatest of these lessons was the importance of love and its expression through unflagging loyalty and devotion to family. She will be greatly missed and will live forever in our hearts until we meet again.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care provided to Mary Lou by her physician, Dr. Hoan Pho, and her caregivers, Delia Padilla, Lupita Cerda, Queta Lozano, Connie Pena, Nikki Andrus, and Valerie Thomas.

The family will gather for a private visitation to be followed by a graveside service at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston on Friday, February 16, 2018.

A memorial mass will be held in the second-floor chapel of The Village at Incarnate Word, 4707 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:30 am. Immediately following the mass, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the Assembly Room of The Village at Incarnate Word.

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions in memory of Mary Louise Staine may be directed to Bo's Place, 10050 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054, or to The Village at Incarnate Word, 4707 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

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