Mary Alice Strauser, 81, of Rowlett, Texas, died April 14, 2009, at her residence.
She was born April 12, 1928, in River Mine, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Thelma Stewart Porter.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Town East Baptist Church.
She is survived by: her children, Janice Vick, Diane Beeman and husband Larry, Judy Sauter, John Strauser and wife Tara and Sherry Janick and husband Rick; five sisters, Anna Brown, Margaret Manes, Johna Rodgers and Norma Herbold; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Boss Emmett Strauser; two sons, Ronnie Lee Strauser and Gary Emmett Strauser; three brothers, Danny Porter, David Porter and Charles Porter; and a sister, Ethel Hendricks.
Graveside services were held April 16 at the Monette Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Rusty Bird officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.