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Mary Catharine (Schiltz) Detten
© Trout Funeral Home & Crematory
Submitted by: Glenn

© Trout Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary Catharine (Schiltz) DETTEN

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Mary Catharine Detten
November 9, 1936 - December 21, 2022

Mary Catharine (Schiltz) Detten passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old. Visitation is scheduled at Trout Funeral Home Chapel, 505 West Grand Ave. Ponca City, OK on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm followed by praying the Rosary and sharing special memories of Mary Catharine's life at 6:00 pm. A "Celebration of Life" will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 707 E. Ponca, Ponca City, OK, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 10:00 am with a prelude at 9:45 am. To honor the memory of Mary Catharine, the family requests that attendees to these celebrations wear red, as red was Mary Catharine's favorite color. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, 1206 Waverly, Ponca City, OK. following the service. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www.troutfuneralhome.com and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 9:45 AM.

Mary Catharine Detten was born to Michael A. Schiltz and Christine Laurent Schiltz in Ponca City, OK, on November 9, 1936, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mary Catharine attended Round Grove Rural School and St. Mary's Catholic High School. She was raised along with her two brothers, James and Dick Schiltz on their family farm west of Ponca City. During her school years, she was involved with the farm and 4-H. She loved performing with her father, who played the violin, and other musicians at community and church events, where she played the piano, accordion, and used her beautiful voice. Special awards during her high school and college years were National 4-H Winner in Recreation and Rural Arts, National Farmers Union Jr. Advisory Board, and National Board of Rural USA. Mary Catharine received her Associates Degree from Northern Oklahoma College in 1956 and then attended one year of schooling at Oklahoma State University.

In her adult years, she was active in 4-H at local, County, District, State and National levels; Farmer's Union; County Election Board; St. Jude's/St. Frances Women's groups at St. Mary's Catholic Church; Kay County Extension Homemakers; Pioneer Area Quilters guild; and Manager of Round Grove Community Center. As a homemaker, Mary Catharine always had wonderful meals on the table to serve family, friends, hired hands, and acquaintances. She created beautiful clothing for daughters for many special events. She supported each of her children with her talents and organization. She also regularly drove the tractors and trucks while being the chief cook for harvest meals. Mary Catharine greatly enjoyed traveling with her husband, Dick, for Farmland Board of Director functions. Meeting, greeting, smiling, and making people feel comfortable were beautiful traits of Mary Catharine.

In the summer of 1952, Mary Catharine met Richard (Dick) Lloyd Detten from Amarillo, TX at a Farmer's Union All State Camp, in Colorado. For several years, they wrote letters and visited in each other's homes from time to time. On August 10, 1957, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dick and Mary Catharine were married. The result of these two people falling in love are five children, eighteen grandchildren and thirty-five great grandchildren.

Mary Catharine Detten is survived by the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Detten of the home; five children and spouses: Kabeth and Kendall Roggow of Ponca City, OK, Mark and Jayne Detten of Ponca City, OK, Mary Myles and Rick French of Coppell, TX, Brenda and Mark Pope of Sulphur Springs, TX, Carol Ann and Dale Goodwin of Ponca City, OK, and Sister-in- law Frances Schiltz of College Station, TX.

Preceding her in death are parents Michael and Christine Schiltz, brothers James and Richard Schiltz, and Grandson Keton Roggow.

Mary Catharine's family would like to recognize and appreciate the staff of Hospice of North Central Oklahoma during this end-of-life journey for Mary Catharine. What a beautiful blessing each professional provided to our loved one.

Donations in Mary Catharine's name can be sent to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 445 Fairview Ave. Ponca City, OK 74601 or St. Mary's Catholic School, 415 S. 7th, Ponca City, OK 74601.

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