R. Grace Clifford © Blackwell Journal Tribune Fri. July 22, 1966 Submitted by: Shirley Harlan
Clifford Rites At City Church
Final rites for Miss Grace Clifford, 91, formerly missionary of the Southern Baptist church and longtime resident of the Nardin community, will be at the First Baptist church Friday, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Gale Pack of Blackwell and Rev. Truman Fisher of Ponca City, officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Olive cemetery at Nardin, under the direction of Roberts and Sons funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Byron Armstrong, Charles Overholt, Herman Bradley, Julius Reese, and Earl and Bud Tolle.
Miss Clifford died at a Newkirk nursing home Wednesday, where she had lived since 1961. She was born March 24, 1875 at Winston-Salem, N.C. and moved to Brown County, Kansas in 1893 and came to a farm north of Nardin in 1905. She lived in Blackwell a short time before entering the Newkirk home.
She served as a home missionary in Osage county from 1907 until the early 1930s.
Surviving are 5 nieces and 5 nephews. Mrs. Irl Rathbun and Mrs. Velma Arnold, Blackwell. Mrs. Joy Lane, Deer Creek. Mrs. Viola Jamison, Springfield, MO. and Mrs. Claren Hopkins, Falls City, Neb: Virgil Clifford, Blackwell. Chester and Roy Clifford, Arkansas City, Ks. Alred Bradley, Newkirk and Ralph Ebert, Edmond.
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