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April 22, 2014

Clara Jo Graham

MARLOW — Feb. 8, 1923-April 19, 2014

Clara Jo Graham, 91, of Duncan passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at her home in Duncan.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Billy Bowen officiating. Services are under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home from 12 -1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Clara was born Feb. 8, 1923 at Roanake, Texas, the daughter of Tom and Mae (Stansell) Dudley. She and C.D. Graham were married Feb. 28, 1946 at Wichita Falls, Texas and he preceded her in death April 10, 2010. She attended the Alma Schools. While at the Alma Schools she was part of a basketball team that won the district championship, and was a faithful member of the Immanuel Baptist church. She enjoyed sewing, doing ceramics, reading, working puzzles and especially loved attending her Sunday School class. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter, Vanessa Bolf.

Survivors include three daughters: Jo Henderson of Holiday Island, Ark., Gayle Parkhill and her husband Bruce of Duncan and Frieda Jallo and her husband Terry of Anna, Texas; six grandchildren: Creed Parkhill, Bryan Jallo, Gary Jallo, Matt Jallo and Jason Jallo; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Virginia Carpenter of Duncan and a brother-in-law, Wayne Graham of Duncan.

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