Mary Lou was born in Crocker, Missouri to James Adair and Clara West Murphy and older brother James (Jimmy) Adair Murphy, Jr.
Mary Lou grew up in Richland, Missouri and became a Christian on February 22, 1951 and was baptized into the membership of First Baptist Church Richland, Missouri. She graduated from Richland High School in 1959. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri in 1964 and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1980.
On September 1, 1963 Mary Lou and Carl Conway Moman were married and blessed with two children, Carl Christopher on April 21, 1968, married to Janette Harding Moman, of Burke, VA and Claire Charice on October 25, 1973, married to Mike Williams of Plainview, TX. They were later blessed with five grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Sammann, Craig Christopher Moman, Carl Curtis Moman, Rachel Claire Sammann, and Jonathan Ray Sammann.
Mary Lou taught public school music and with her husband, Carl served churches in St. Louis, MO, Richland MO, Kansas City, MO, Bowling Green, KY, Thayer, MO, Camdenton, MO, Lockney, TX, Levelland, TX, and Brownfield, TX. Between the years of 1987-2004 they were professors at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.
Extended family includes: Mrs. Jimmy Murphy (Mary Lou), Mr. and Mrs. Kenny York (Diane), Mr. and Mrs. Brad York and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted York and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith (Mary Lyn), Mr. and Mrs. Tom Murphy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Arrington (Amanda) and family, Dr. George Oliver and family, Kurt Sammann, father of Mary Elizabeth, Rachel and Jonathan Sammann, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith (Pat) and family, Dr. and Mrs. Michael McCreight (Judy) and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, James (Jimmy) Adair Murphy, Jr.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 12:30 P.M., at First Baptist Church in Richland, Missouri, with funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M., also at the church. Burial will follow the service at Oaklawn Cemetery, also in Richland.
Memorials can be made to The First Baptist Church of Richland. Donations may be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel.