Residence: Lone Grove
Occupation: Assistant convenience store manager
Story: Molly was the proud mother of a son — Michael Duggan of Tennessee — and two beloved grandchildren, said her mother, Bobby Richardson of Ardmore. Molly always provided a smile for friends and strangers alike, and never let chronic pain from an automobile accident prevent her from a joyous life. She often spent days off eating lunch with her mother or visiting with elders at her mother's senior citizen's complex. Molly worked the graveyard shift at a truck stop along Interstate 35 in Springer, where she was well-known and liked by regular customers.
Molly was sleeping Tuesday before her midnight shift when her husband, Emmett, awoke her with news of a tornado warning. “That's when everything just blew up,” Richardson said. “And that's all he'll tell me ... You know she always dreamed of being a nurse. I think that's why she loved coming here. She just loved seniors, and taking care of people.”
Funeral Services: Today at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Ardmore
Contributing: Staff writers Ron Jackson, Nolan Clay and Robert Medley and The Associated Press