Daisy Mae Marler Adcock passed away on January 9, 2021, at Belleview Estates Nursing and Rehab in Monticello.
She was born January 29, 1936 in Poteau, Oklahoma to the late Bro.William Archie Marler and Mary Etta Martin Marler. She was the second of five children.
Daisy Mae grew up in Poteau then met her soon to be husband in Fort Smith while he was stationed at Fort Chaffee. She left the conveniences of the city for life on a farm on the Bayou in Dermott, Arkansas. The farm would soon become her way of life with Ernest.
Daisy Mae was a very resourceful person with drive, fight, humor and a zest for life. As her husband secured a degree in education, she taught herself to type to help him with his work and would stay up late at nights grading papers. Later she worked as an assistant in the Drew County OEO Office. Next she worked as a secretary in the county road department for Drew County Judge Vernon Roberts and later in the Drew County Court House. She was also was a caregiver of people. She took care of many, many people throughout her life.
She loved gardening, especially flowers, shopping, visiting with family and friends, cooking, traveling, animals and kids. She especially loved children; but her greatest love was her Lord and Savior, her church, and singing church hymns. Any and all children would catch her eye and draw her straight to them. She was a natural born “Grandmomma.” She truly loved people and never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ernest F. Adcock; her parents; a grandson, Joseph Terrell Adcock; nieces, Tonya Adcock and Carol Ann Marler Oliver; brothers-in-law, Charles Adcock, J.D. Ward, Wilbert Hale and Bob Gorman; and a sister-in law, Erlla Mae Ward.
Daisy Mae is survived by her five children and their families, Patty Nowlen (Burton), Pete Adcock (Brenda) of Monticello, Beverly Perry (Danny) of Hot Springs, Wayne Adcock (Carolyn) of Mabelvale and Frankie Adcock (Pam) Little Rock; her grandchildren, Traci Adcock, Kelli Adcock (Patrick), Jeremy Adcock, Scott Chatman (Rodger), Jennifer Lawrence (Josh), Brandon Cox (Angela), Daniel Cox (Stephanie), Ginia Jennings (Rodney), B.J. Nowlen (Tara) and Matt Adcock (Ailsa); her great-grandchildren, Ryan Adcock, Morgan Judkins, Karley Loveless, Eli Lawrence, Madison Cox, Naydia Cox, Lauryn Cox, Lucas Cox, Seth Cox, Caleb East, Jacob East, Katelyn Jacks, Keldon Cox, Rylan Cox, Madison Cox, Jordan Cox, Zach Jennings, Ben Jennings, Brady Jennings, Baron Jennings, Bryn Nowlen and Palmer Nowlen; her great-great-grandchildren, Asher Linely, Rowdy Jacks and Payton East; her brothers, William (Sue) and Charles (Janet) Marler; her sisters, Betty Sue Gold (Steve Morris) and Nancy Hales; her in-laws whom she loved as family, William Adcock, Dovie Adcock and Ella Mae Gorman; and two she held very dear, Frank Maddox and Tim Chapman.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 12, at 3:30 p.m. at Rash Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Rash Cemetery, c/o Kenneth Merchant, 198 Cominto Road, Monticello, Arkansas 71655.