Mary Katheryn Halbrook (1923-2018)

January 26, 2018

Services for Mary Katheryn Halbrook, 94, of Edgewood, will be held 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Paul and Joe Barrentine officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood.

Mary Katheryn was born November 1, 1923 in Winnfield, LA to Arthur Lee and Katheryn Loretta Rankin Gates. After graduating from Edgewood High School she married Layron Jareld Halbrook and got to travel the world during his career in the Air Force. She returned to Edgewood and worked for several businesses including: the City of Edgewood, The Edgewood Enterprise, Darby's Department Store in Edgewood and Grand Saline, Eubank Funeral Home and others. Mary Katheryn was a member of First Baptist Church in Edgewood.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Layron Jareld Halbrook Sr.; son, Layron Jareld Halbrook Jr.; and brother, Kenneth Rankin Gates.

Mary Katheryn is survived by two daughters: Kay Linback of Edgewood and Donna Harrison of Grand Saline; son, Richard Halbrook of Edgewood; 6 grandchildren: Larry Halbrook, III, Laura Groves, Michael McEnturff, Jeremy Duke, Bethany Duke and Geneva Kreais; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Edgewood Cemetery Association PO Box 239, Edgewood, TX 75117; Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701; The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial 1200 S Trade Days Blvd #600, Canton, TX 75103; or a charity of your choice.