Clara Graviett

Friday, July 3, 2009

ORAN, Mo. -- Clara Eudora Graviett, 91, of Oran died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Chateau Gardens Health Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 16, 1918, in Oran, daughter of John Parks and Lela Rowena Scott McCarty. She and Clarence Thomas Graviett were married Dec. 25, 1939. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 2000. During their 60-year marriage, Eudora was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, and often helped out on the family farm. Her interests included family genealogy, music and writing.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oran and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Leland (Sandra) Graviett of Farmington, Mo.; a daughter, Clara Elaine Mays of Oran; two grandsons, a granddaughter; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; her parents, John and Lela; and six sisters, Sarah, Ruth, Honora, Mary, Grace and Olive.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the chapel, with the Rev. Ed Carter officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.