Mary Louise Logsdon

Mary Louise Logsdon, 76, of Ponca City, Okla. died Wednesday, August 22, at her home. She was born August 11, 1942, in Natoma, the daughter of Vernon and Leah (Mayo) Matheson. She lived her early life in Natoma until the family moved to Larned, where she attended school and graduated from Larned High school in 1960. She was united in marriage to Jack Atteberry. To this union, three children were born. They later divorced. In 1974, she moved to the Hays area where she attended Fort Hays College, majoring in Elementary Education. On July 1, 1976, she married Max E. Logsdon. They moved to Hamilton, where she continued her education at Emporia State University. To this union, one child was born. She continued her education and received a BSE in 1982 and MLS in 1984 from Emporia State University. She worked at Rural Vista, Wellington, and Dexter as librarian and elementary teacher until she retired. She is survived by her husband Max of the home in Ponca City, Okla.; children, Angie Logsdon of Winfield; Pam Stearns of Spanaway, Wash.; Larry Atteberry of Owosso, Mich.; Kyle Atteberry of Larned; sister Verna Munk of Gorham; brother Calvin Matheson of Iola; step-children, Cathy Barber of Choctaw, Okla.; Lewis Logsdon of Emporia; Alan Logsdon of Russell; Max B. Logsdon of Emporia; David Logsdon of Udall; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, LaVernne Johnson and Patricia Brown, brother Verneal Matheson, one step-daughter Cynthia Hagen and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 31, at 10 a.m. at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. that afternoon at James Cemetery in Hamilton. A visitation is scheduled to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening. The family will greet visitors from 4 to 6 that evening. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been established in Mary’s name for Dexter Schools, USD #471. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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