Mary Idabell Harflinger, 86, daughter of Willie B. and Mary Olive Rudd Kissee, was born Dec. 22, 1915, at Acorn. She died Sept. 23, 2002, at Houston House, where she had been a resident for the last four and a half years. She was the youngest of 10 children. She married James A. “”Dutch”” Harflinger Jan. 5, 1936, at Raymondville. He preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1980. Mrs. Harflinger spent most of her adult life working in restaurants. She was a cook at the sanitarium at Mount Vernon for eight years. She was converted at an early age and attended the Assembly of God as long as her health permitted. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Sept. 26 at the Central Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Wallace officiating under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. “

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