She was born May 19, 1923 in Karnes City to Walter Edgar Burris and Alta Elizabeth Brown Burris. Mary was a homemaker; a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City; and a member of the American Needlepoint Guild. She and Richard A. Dare were married on Oct. 3, 1947.
Survivors include daughters Diane R. Lande of New Jersey; Barbara J. Jefferys of Bastrop, Texas; son Frederick B. Dare of Round Rock, Texas; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Preceded in death by parents; husband Richard; brother Walter Ben Burris; and sisters Helen Hankins, and Barbara Oldham.
A rosary and mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Karnes City, with interment following in the Karnes City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Gruner, Frederick Dare, Mike Burris, and Bobby Dziuk. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc. of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.