Mary Lou Sherman

Mary Lou Sherman died January 5, 2021 in Purcell, Oklahoma, at the age of 75 years 14 days. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 9, 2021at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Washington Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at

Mary was born December 22, 1945 in Blanchard, Oklahoma, to Denzil and Florence (Putman) Woods. She was raised and attended school in Blanchard, Oklahoma.

She married Bobby Dodson in Cleveland County in 1968. They were together for around 13 years, before they parted ways as friends.

On May 21, 1982, she married  Lloyd Sherman in Lancaster, Texas.  They made their home in Purcell, Oklahoma.  Mary enjoyed playing bingo, and visiting with her cousins and other family at reunions She was notorious for giving home remedies for whatever illness and pains her family and friends had. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Denzil and Florence Woods; her son, Jeffery Lee Dodson; and her brothers, Bobby Woods, Franklin Woods, and Ray Woods.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Sherman of the home; her son, Michael Lee Dodson of Noble; daughter, Lynne Ellen Robertson of Purcell; stepdaughters, Rita Wills of Belton, Texas, and Virginia Marie Sherman of Waco, Texas; stepsons, Kenneth Lloyd Sherman of Carrollton, Texas, and William Lewis Sherman of Chula Vista, Calif.; her brother, Denzil Woods of Norman; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.