Mary Della Nottingham - Obituaries

Mary Della Nottingham

April 13, 1938 - August 8, 2017
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Mary Della Nottingham, 79, was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, on April 13, 1938 to Louis Albert and Mary Frances (Kuykendall) Chasteen. She passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

Family visitation will be on Thursday, August 10, from 5:30 to 7 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 11, at 1:30 P.M. at the Eastside Church of Christ with Minister Ron Stough officiating. Burial will be at Duncan Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.

Mary graduated from Duncan High School in 1956. She married Marion Neil Nottingham on May 13, 1956. They had two daughters, Debbie and Donna. She worked as a secretary at numerous companies, including National Rural Water Association, Westside Church of Christ, The Duncan Banner, and Halliburton. After retirement, Mary became a very successful Avon saleswoman.

She loved her children and grandchildren; she also enjoyed cooking, and shopping. She was a member of Eastside Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school and enjoyed fellowshipping with the ladies.

She is survived by her children, Debbie Gardner and husband Glenn of Oklahoma City, and Donna McCall of Duncan; three grandchildren, Kasey Gardner of Oklahoma City, Jessica McCall of Oklahoma City, and Justin McCall of Stillwater; her sister, Susie Scott and husband Larry of Ardmore; her brother-in-law, Donald Nottingham and wife Edna; her sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Bowen and husband Hillis, Jeanne Grizzle and husband Paul, Betty Tollefson and husband George, and Joan Christian; her nephew Jason Scott and wife Tammy; her niece, Alison Scott; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Nottingham, her parents, and her infant brother, Jackie Louis Chasteen.

Memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Search Program at

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Service Information

Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: August 11, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

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Kaye Chasteen-Watts
Duncan, OK
Such a beautiful lady...inside & out.  She will be missed by many.  Debbie & Donna, I know you all have precious memories of her & a lot of funny ones too.  Love to you all
LaDana & Gary Ross
Duncan, OK
Debbie & Donna, Mary was a precious woman. She will be truly missed by many.  We are thinking of all if you at this difficult time. God bless you.
James R. Williams
Paul's Valley, OK
Prayers for your family. God bless each one!
Michael & Nancy Frost & family
Duncan, OK
Our thoughts and prayers to your family in your loss of Mary.  May God comfort and give you peace and understanding in the days ahead.
Love you, Nancy and family
Nancy Cisneros
Comanche, OK
Such a sweet lady who will be greatly missed! Debbie and Donna, may God's peace and comfort be with you and your families.  Love you all.
Gene and Kathy Smith
Duncan, OK
Debbie and Donna, Mary was truly a beautiful lady with a wonderful sense of humor. She kept me laughing all the time.  It was awhile before I caught on that Wimpy, her little brother that was going to inherit everything, was really a dog! So many memories.
Mychelle Campisi
Oklahoma City, OK
Heaven just got a little sweeter with the arrival of Mary.
Cindy Coen Olis
Duncan, OK
Prayers for your family. Heaven received a beautiful soul! I bet she has everyone laughing already.
Kathy Cowan Garnet
Houston, TX
I'm so sorry for your Mom's passing.  Wish I could be in Duncan for Debbie and Donna.  I've known them for a long time.  Love you both.
Karen Price
Duncan, OK
So very sorry to hear about your beautiful sweet mother. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Kelvin , Darlene, & Mary
Bethany, OK
May your family be blessed with peace & comfort....
Jody Christian
Marion, OH
Praise God for the beautiful loving kind Sister-in-law like Mary for my oldest brother, Marion. She was indeed just what he needed for the happy life they lived together!
Karen Smith Rickert
Pleasant Hope, MO
Blessings on your new journey, Mary! Prayers of comfort to your family left behind.
Sam and Gwen Wachel
Houston, TX
Aunt Debbie we are so sorry for you loss, we enjoyed watch you and your mom's antics of Facebook.  She seemed like a funny and fantastic lady to be around.  You and your entire family are in our prayers.
Kevin & Elizabeth Hubble
Oklahoma City, OK
Elizabeth and I hope that you can lean on God's strength and comfort during this period of sadness.  May your many happy memories bring you peace.
Ms. Carlos Stevenson Ivory
Duncan, OK
My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to you and your family during this time.  I pray that the Father's love, comfort and strength would surround you and undergird you.  Know that God is pleased with you honoring your mother by doing your best to take care of her.  Know that you are loved!!
Glenda Hedrick
Duncan, OK
Donna, I'm so sorry for loss. Your mother was a very sweet, beautiful lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for you and yours.
Keith &Michal Chasteen
Duncan, OK
Susie your Sister is going to be missed.You'r in our prayers and God conformate You'll during this time.
Michelle Moore Presley
Duncan, OK
Prayers for comfort.  Long journey Debbie, you handled it with class and elegance and even added laughter at times.  Love you gave so much love.  You and Donna are wonderful daughters.  ?
Donna Fonck
Wichita Falls,, TX
Susie, I am sorry for the loss of your sweet Sister.  The two of you had such love for each other and such a good time teasing each other when you were together.  A special thanks to Alison for keeping us posted through Facebook. Blessings of peace to all of you.
Cheryl Hosel
Seabrook, TX
My prayers are with Debbie and her family on this sad day!
Kim Gibson
Plano, TX
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You were a wonderful daughter who was always there to help take care of your mother day and night. You will never have any regrets because you were always there for her and did everything you could do for her through her illness. May God bless you and keep you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.
Cleo Phillips ' Family
Spencer,, OK
Mary's lovely smile will be sorely missed around Southwest Church of Christ - Oklahoma City.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God Bless.
Dennis Gray
Comanche, OK
Donna, I just got back from a trip and saw the obituary for your mom. I am so sorry to hear about it and you have my sincere condolences.
I have known her since high school and she has always been a very kind and sincere person and thought of others.
God Bless you and the rest of the family and help you through these difficult times.
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