Rev. Mary Magdalene Glaze

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The funeral service for Rev. Mary Magdalene Glaze, age 78, of Payson, formerly of Enid, Okla., will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 11 at the Living Word Fellowship in Enid, Okla., with Rev. Terry Glaze, Rev. Terrell Glaze and Rev. Cliff Richey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla., with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

She was born to Walter August and Melinda Irene (Iselhardt) Osburn March 7, 1931 in Alva, Okla. and died Sunday, June 7, 2009 in Enid, Okla.

She grew up in northwestern Oklahoma and graduated from Woodward High School. On Jan. 17, 1950, she married Clarence Glaze. To this union, four children were born. She worked for many years at St. Mary’s and Bass Hospital as a respiratory therapist. She then was an inner-city missionary in Montgomery, Ala. for three years, and later a house parent at a girls home in Disney, Okla. In 1996, the Rev. Glaze became a missionary to the Tonto Apache Reservation in Payson, where she was the director of day care and an associate minister at the Payson Living Word Church.

She is survived by her four children, Rev. Marilyn Murray, Rev. Terry Glaze and wife Cindy, and Rev. Terrell Glaze and wife Beverly, all of Enid, Okla. and Michelle Atterson and husband Mark of Clarksville, Mich.; eight grandchildren; one sister; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home or to the Glaze Ministries in Rev. Glaze’s name. Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris.com.

“Today we want to honor our mother, Mary Glaze, who crossed over to glory on a beautiful Sunday morning,” writes her family. “She ran her race, she pressed on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called her heavenward in Christ Jesus. Her dedication as a missionary on the Tonto Apache Reservation for the past 13 years in Payson, Ariz. is a testimony to her love for God and for people. Today she is looking upon the beautiful face of Jesus to hear him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’

“She left behind a beautiful legacy of four children and their spouses in ministry who desire to run with perseverance the race marked out for us. It is our goal to advance the Kingdom of God and see many souls saved, healed and delivered before the Lord’s return.

“On behalf of the Tonto Apache Tribe, we express our loss of our Sister in Christ, beloved friend and honorary member of the Tonto Apache Tribe,” writes a representative for the tribe. “Your work is not without notice. You have ministered, counseled, prayed and supported our people with your never-ending faith and love. We will meet again in God’s Kingdom.”

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