Claudia K. Graves
(Leader) Graves “Clab”, May 28, 1943 – August 6, 2012
Claudia K was born the daughter of the late
Claude Earl Leader and the late Stella Pearl Hesseltine, May 28, 1943 in
Seneca, MO. She attended grade school at District South No. Eight, Wyandotte,
OK, graduated from Wyandotte High School and received her Science of Arts
Degree at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, OK. Claudia K. had lived
in the Wyandotte and Seneca area all her life. She had worked as a legal
secretary for six years for a law firm in Miami, OK. She married Arno G. Graves
Sr. March 31, 1961 in Seneca, MO.
Claudia K. and Arno shared many adventures trying different types of farming
operations some of which was dairying, owning and operating a trucking
business, to building a fish farm and raising Rainbow Trout. She loved her dogs
Claudia K. is survived by her husband Arno G.
Graves Sr.; a daughter, Arna Kay Graves Williams and husband Jamie, Miami; sons,
Arno Gene Graves Jr., Wyandotte son Michael David Whitecotton and wife
Michelle, Stafford, Virginia; two sisters Elnora Wyrick and Vera Fay Brooks
both of Wyandotte; one brother, Douglas James Leader, Miami; Seven grand children,
Karrissa Leigh Cantwell, Kayla Danielle White Graves, Dakota Gene Graves,
Andrew “Drew” Drake Williams, Zachary Vancampenhout, Kourtni Robirds and Cody
Whitecotton, a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and her Pug Tandy.
Claudia K. was preceded in death by her
parents and one brother Clifford Henry Leader.
Funeral services under the direction of
Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday,
August 9, 2012 at the Sycamore Chapel United Methodist Church, East on 160 RD,
Southeast of Wyandotte, OK, with Brother Mike Younger, Pastor Don Staggs
and Pastor Jon Bates officiating. Burial
will be in the Seneca Cemetery with Arno Graves Jr., Mike Whitecotton, Kevin Brooks,
Gary Wyrick, David Leader and Doug Leader Jr. serving as pallbearers. Honorary
pallbearer will be Keith Brooks.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM Wednesday, at the funeral home.