Mary Eloise Perrin
Mary Eloise Perrin, 94, passed away in Haskell,
Texas, February 13, 2012. Services will be held
at Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church at
10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012 in
Haskell with Rev. Morris R. Johnson officiating.
Burial will be at Willow Cemetery in Haskell
under the direction of Smith Family Funeral
Homes. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday
evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the
funeral home in Haskell.
Mary Eloise Toliver was born December 23, 1917
in Haskell County to Joseph and Ardonia (Josselet)
Toliver, Sr. Eloise graduated from Weinert High
School and married John Paul Perrin in Haskell
on September 23, 1937. She was a member of the
Josselet Home Demonstration Club for 55 years,
Club Woman of the Year in 1970, a member of
Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church and a very
active member of the Baptist church since the
age of 12. Mrs. Perrin was a homemaker.
She is survived by 2 sons, Dudley Perrin of
Haskell and Wayne Perrin and his wife Lynn of
Lubbock; 2 daughters, Lynda Perrin Rexrode and
husband Bobby of Haskell and Kathy Perrin Futch
and husband Terry of Leander, TX; 6
grandchildren, Gena Rexrode Flanary of McKinney,
TX, John Mark Rexrode of Sherman, TX, Alysia
Perrin Smith and husband Casey of Lubbock,
Valerie Perrin Butts and husband Mac of Frisco,
Jeremy Futch and wife Marnie of Frisco, and
Amber Futch Funderburgh and husband Sean of
Austin; 13 great-grand children, Lauren O'Rear
and husband Cass of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., Tyler
Huntsman of Pottsboro, Tx, Heather Rexrode of
Sherman, John Ryan Rexrode of Durant, OK,
John-Paul Flanary and Noah Toliver Flanary of
McKinney, Makenlie, Piper, and soon-to-be Bowan
Smith of Lubbock, Colton and Kaelyn Butts of
Frisco, Lakin Futch of Frisco and soon-to-be
Eloise Katherine Funderburgh; one great-great
grandson, Jade Lockaby; 2 step grandchildren and
3 step great-grandchildren; one brother, Bailey
Toliver and wife Nancy; one sister, Lucille
Pickering and husband Raymond of Lubbock; one
sister-in-law, Martha Davis Toliver of Ardmere,
OK; 14 nephews, 5 nieces and their spouses and a
host of cousins and friends.
Eloise is preceded in death by her husband, John
Paul Perrin; her parents, Joseph and Ardonia
Toliver, Sr., 2 sisters, Elsie Toliver Marion
and Margaret Toliver Simmons; one brother, J.L.
Toliver, Jr., and one nephew, Jim Bob Perrin.
Serving as Pallbearers for Mrs. Perrin are David
Pickering, Jay Pickering, Don Pickering, Brian
Toliver, Joseph Toliver, and Sam Toliver.
Honorary Pallbearers are Rex Marion, J.V.
Perrin, John Perrin, Joe Perrin, Steve
McWhorter, Ted McWhorter, Dan McWhorter, Tommy
Perrin, and Craig Perrin.