Mary J. Gage, age 81 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Sunday April 26, 2020.
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She was born August 2, 1938 in Wellington, Texas to Jack and Minnie (Moran) Phipps.
Mary was a high school teacher in Childress, Texas. After leaving the education field she became a full-time homemaker and was very involved with several church ministries in Houston and in Conroe, Texas, including Bible curriculum, bus ministry and Rainbow of Love ministries. After moving to Joplin, Missouri in 2006 she attended Mount Hope Church of Christ.
She married Kerry Gage on December 26, 1966 in Childress, Texas and he survives. Mary is also survived by one son, Mark Gage, Joplin, Missouri; one daughter, Lana Jill Stadler and husband Albert, Joplin, Missouri; three grandchildren, Tara Kingrey, Kerry Stadler, Jeffrey Gage, and one great granddaughter, Sierra Midence.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Billy Jack Phipps.
Private family services will be held Tuesday April 28, 2020 at Mason-Woodard Mortuary with Victor Knowles officiating. Burial will be at Wildrose Cemetery in Webb City, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory.