OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Mary Lee (Haury) Moon, 89, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, departed this earth on Friday, March 12, 2021, to be with her husband, and the love of her life, Jack Moon, who preceded her in death by six days. She was surrounded by her family.
Mary Lee Moon was born on June 13, 1931, to Harry Robert and Nelle Wyatt (Holloway) Haury in Sabetha. She grew up and attended school in Southeast Kansas, graduating from Labette County Community High School in 1949. She then earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Kansas.
During her time at the University of Kansas she was involved in numerous performances and tours with the university choral group. Following graduation, she was offered a position touring with the Robert Shaw Chorale but opted to get married and start a family instead. While raising a family she continued her love of music through performances with various church and community choral societies. Later she applied her talent for playing piano to accompany her children during music contests and also as a professional accompanist for many music majors at Oklahoma City University and Central State University. She continued to perform with several of those students into their professional careers.
She passed on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren her talents and love for music and was deeply loved by all. They are comforted that her faith has reunited her with her beloved husband, Jack, in heaven for eternity.
Survivors include six children, Robin Moon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jacalyn Moffat and her husband, James Moffat Jr. of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Gwynneth Mayeux and her husband, Kenneth, of Conifer, Colorado, John Moon and his wife, Mary, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mary Beth Moon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Carol Davis and her husband, David Davis II, of Clinton, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, Emily Legg, Melissa Diehl, James Douglas “J.D.” Moffat II, Daniel Mayeux, Benjamin Mayeux, John “Jack” Moon, Meredith Moon, David “Tucker” Davis III, William Davis, Samuel Davis and Nathan Davis; three great-grandsons, Oliver Legg Strantz, Malcolm Diehl and Ethan Diehl; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Moon Gavin; a brother-in-law, Forest Adams; and her cherished niece, Becky Adams McDonald.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Miriam Frances Haury Adams; and a brother, Harry Robert “Bob” Haury Jr. and his wife, Marjorie “Marge” Haury.
Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. At this time, due to COVID-19, there will be a private family graveside service. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (childrenscardiomyopathy.org/unique/get-involved/online-donation.html) and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.