She was born August 8, 1936, in Wilmar, to the late Jessie and Pearl Burkhardt Griffin.
She was the widow of Ed Temple, a homemaker and a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Warren. She loved camping, fishing, riding in the party barge and air-boat and was an avid sports and Razorback fan. Mary enjoyed cooking and playing cards with her family and friends every opportunity she had. She was loved by her family and friends and will be missed by all of them.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one grandson, Ben Cook; four sisters, Frances Wade, Lucille Davis, Emma West and Betty Jo Reddin; and four brothers, Bill Griffin, Jake Griffin, Sonny Griffin and Nathan Griffin.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Temple and wife Susie of Wilmar and Scott Temple and wife Shelley of Wilmar; two daughters, Rebecca Burnett and husband Danny of Star City and Paige Crook and husband Danny of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Wilmar Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.