The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 7, 2013

Mary Ann Storms

Published 2-8-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Storms, age 85, will be celebrated at noon today, Feb. 8, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Irwin officiating.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

Mary Ann was born to Melvin and Mildred (McGuar) Martin on Sept. 21, 1927, in Enid, and passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Enid.

Mary Ann grew up in Enid and worked in the Ladies Department at JCPenney. On Sept. 1, 1951, she married Chester E. Storms in Enid, where they made their home. She later enjoyed working at Tava’s  Candle Shop. Mary and Chester owned and operated Storms TV & Appliance for 21 years.

She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and Altar Society.

Mary Ann enjoyed traveling, going to Canton Lake and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three children, Sandra Semrad and husband Gary of Broken Arrow, Charlotte Ades and husband Richard of Edmond, Todd Storms and wife Hoa of Ringwood; four grandchildren, Sonja, Walter, Rebecca and Zachary; three great-grandchildren Meghan, Caitlyn, Katlyn, and one on the way, Barrett; two sisters, Patricia Bocox of Enid, and Elizabeth Bishop of Oklahoma City.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Chester, sister Norma Swingholm, and grandson Trent.

Memorials may be made to O.M.R.F.-Alzheimer’s Division. Condolences online at

(Submitted by family)