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Claudine King


Claudine King died July 22, 2022, in Blanchard at the age of 91 years 5 months 4 days. A private family graveside service was held this week at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Claudine was born February 18, 1931, in Rosedale, Oklahoma, to Claude and Virta Belle (Patton) Noland. She was raised in Rosedale, spending a short time in California, before graduating from Rosedale around 1949. She married George Allen King on January 1, 1950, in Purcell.

Claudine worked many years as a childcare worker at McFarlin United Methodist Church Daycare in Norman, and in some cases cared for two generations of children.

She was a homebody, who enjoyed spending time with her family and attending family reunions. Claudine enjoyed watching anything OU, especially Sooner football.

Claudine was preceded in death her parents, Claude and Virta Noland; her husband of 46 years, Allen King; and an infant son.

Survivors include her daughter, Alana Byrum and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth, Texas; her daughter, Denise Peach and husband, Joe, of Blanchard; her son, Andrew King and wife, Laurie, of Tonkawa, Okla.; her six grandchildren; her four great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.