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Mary Evelyn Babb, a 91-year-old former Trenton resident, passed away from this earthly life into the presence of her Lord at 6:19 a.m., Thursday, October 27, 2022 at St. Anthony™s Care Center in Waco, TX.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday November 5, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Trenton. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. 

Mary Evelyn Whitacre Babb was born March 31, 1931 in Chillicothe to William Orville and Anna Dowell Whitacre. After high school, Mary received a graduation certificate from Chillicothe Business College.

On May 4, 1952 she was united in marriage to Melvin Dean Babb.

Mary and Melvin owned and operated Sears and Montgomery Ward Catalog stores. Mary worked as a medical transcriptionist locally until retirement. Mary had duel memberships with Trenton First Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville, TX. 

Surviving relatives include a brother, Wilbur Edwin Whitacre and wife, Lena of St. Joseph; a sister, Helen Ann Stanley of Kearney; her children, David Thomas Babb of Trenton, Mary Patricia Danks and husband, Larry of Hewitt, TX, William Paul Babb and wife, Lori of Europe and Brian Robert Babb of Trenton; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; a son, Michael Dean Babb; and a brother, Carl Lee Whitacre.  

Memorial donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church Missions Fund and may be left with or mailed to Slater-Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.