Clara Mae Kephart, 88, of Duncan passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Duncan. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, OK with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Funeral services are under the care of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Clara Mae Blalock Kephart was born January 23, 1930 on Beaver Creek in Jefferson County. She was the sixth of seven children born to Edgar Louis Blalock and Ila Fay Moore Blalock. She grew up in the Diamond community.
Clara Blalock married Claudie Lee Kephart on January 23, 1947 in Henrietta, Texas. Together, they raised four children. Claudie preceded her in death in 2003.
Clara was a member of First Assembly of God and Bethel Assembly of God Churches in Duncan, Oklahoma for many years. She worked at Medical Center Hospital and later retired from Halliburton, where she worked in the Halliburton Education Institute.
Clara loved her Lord and Savior, as well as, her friends in the Cowtown 49ers. She loved Southern Gospel music and attended concerts whenever she could. Clara had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a joke to tell to her friends in assisted living. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Proverbs 31:28a- Her children arise up and call her blessed.
Clara is survived by her younger sister, Juanita Woolf of Yukon, and her four children: daughter Edith Davis and her husband Bill of Duncan, Oklahoma; her son Eddie Kephart and his wife Dale of Bridge Creek, Oklahoma; her daughter Claudia Pittman and her husband Bill of Duncan Oklahoma; and her daughter Peggy Haviland of Norman, Oklahoma. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Tamma Foster and her husband Randy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Eddie Kephart Jr. and his wife Angie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Denisa Davis of Austin, Texas; Chandra Gonzalez and her husband Reyes of Duncan, Oklahoma; Chalaine Dobbs and her husband Brett of Mead, Oklahoma; Garrett Haviland and his wife Holly of Jones, Oklahoma; and Abbie Haviland of Tucson, Arizona. Clara is also survived by her eight great grandchildren: Justin and Samantha Kephart, Addison and Miranda Foster, Seth, Taylor, and Cassie Gonzalez, and Britton Dobbs.
Pallbearers will be: Garrett Haviland, Eddie Kephart Jr., Justin Kephart, Seth Gonzalez, Randy Foster, Brett Dobbs, and Reyes Gonzalez. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cowtown 49ers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Chisholm Trails Hospice; P.O. Box 2000; Duncan, OK 73534
Condolences may be left for the family online at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com