Effie Clinton passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 100.
She was born on April 22, 1917, in Ione, Ark., to William Andrew and Ella Knoy King. Effie was a homemaker who devoted most of her time to raising her children. When she did work outside of the home, she worked as a cook for a nursing home. Her hobbies included embroidery, gardening and her grandkids. Mrs. Clinton was a member of Sunset Baptist Church in Ponca City.
She is survived by her son, Jesse Lee Clinton and wife, Sue, of Ponca City; grandchildren, Carol Denise and husband, Richard Felser, Jr., and Brett Wayne Clinton, both of Ponca City, Judith Deann and husband, Greg Meador, of Broken Arrow, Rhonda Fairchild of Ponca City, Carol Ann Fairchild of Guthrie, Renee and husband, Keith Shields, of Stillwater, Dewayne and wife, Cindy Clinton, of Pittsburg, Kan., David Clinton of Texas, Effie and husband, Derk McElfresh, of Shawnee, Sue Ann and husband, Pete Yancy, of Sulphur, William Peckenpaugh of near Enid, Jimmy Dale Saunders and wife of Sulphur; 24 great-grandchildren; and 22 great- great-grandchildren, and at least two more on the way; and by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter William Clinton, three daughters, Betty June Clinton and Shirley Ann Saunders, and Carolyn Sue Fairchild; two sons, Raymond William and Don Coy Clinton; one grandson, Floyd Peckenpaugh and a few precious great-grand babies.
Effie’s family has chosen cremation. At this time the service is pending. Please check the website for updates. Thank you. Online condolences can be made at www.gracememorialchapel.net