November 9, 1928 - December 7, 2013
Faye Clanton passed away at 2:00 am Friday, December 7th 2013, at the age of eight-five. This comes less than six months after, Fred Clanton, her husband of sixty-six years passed away. They were both born in 1928, they both returned to their maker in 2013. Nelda Faye Clanton was born November 9th, 1928 in, Okemah, Oklahoma, in Okfuskee County. Her mother died of what they called, a heart murmur when Faye, (my mom) was about Two or three years old. Mom lived with her Grandparents until her father remarried. Her younger sister from that marriage, Verta Lee died at age three: a traumatic experience for Faye as a child. Faye’s father, a coal miner, died when she was only sixteen. When they were both in their forties Mom’s older sister, Betty died of brain cancer. A housewife, a mother of three, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of ten, Mom spent her life cooking, cleaning and taking care of business. She was never lazy, was orderly and quite a talker. She made sure we kids got to Sunday school, and of course to school, with everything we needed. She was a good manager. Mom loved keeping a pretty flower garden, and taking care of her azaleas. She loved that television. She gave it up that last year while in the nursing home: even though Karen took her a television. She loved that spacious, airy dining room. She liked to sit closest to the nurses’ station so her demands could readily be made known. She entertained herself and others with her little antics. I have to say she loved her day nurse, Trish and Trish loved her. Thank you, Trish. At least two of the nurses at her nursing home liked to tell us stories of the funny things she would do and say. Up until the last few months, they had a hard time getting her to wait for them to help her at getting up. She liked to do things for herself, when she wanted and as she wanted. You have to admire her tenacity, both then and throughout her lifetime. Mom is survived by her three children: Gene, Linda and Karen; by her six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Billy and Charley. I praise and thank my Heavenly Father for the knowledge He’s given us, from His Holy Word and His Holy Spirit, so we know where our loved ones are that have passed on before us. Ecclesiastes 12: 6 & 7 explains: When we die the flesh returns to dust and our spirit returns to the heavenly Father, from which we came. 2nd Corinthians 5: 6, 7 & 8 clearly states: To be absent from the flesh body is to be present with the LORD. We praise God and thank Him for what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ accomplished, for us all, over two thousand years ago. Truly death is swallowed up in victory!
Faye Clanton passed away at 2:00 am Friday, December 7th 2013, at the age of eight-five. This comes less than six months after, Fred Clanton, her husband of sixty-six years passed away. They were both born in 1928, they both returned to their... View Obituary & Service Information
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