Iva Claudine Bonifield 93, died October 10, 2020, in Arkansas City, KS. Claudine was born January 28, 1927, to Claud and Iva (Bradley) Gipson in Texola, OK.
Claudine was born in a farmhouse ¼ mile north of Texola, OK, at what was called the Cobb place. She went the first 2 years of school called Benninine just over the Texas line. She remembered riding to school with her Daddy in the wagon. She went to 3rd grade at Bethel School. They eventually moved to the Davis Ranch. Claudine graduated high school in 1945 at Sweetwater, OK. She married Jack Bonifield August 3, 1946 in Delhi, OK. Of this union there were four children: Jackie Dean, Danny Lynn, Tammy Ann and Steven Dale. She lived in Delhi and Sayre most of her married life. Moving to Newkirk, OK, later in life.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Jack Franklin Bonifield; son: Danny Bonifield; daughter-in-law: Pat Bonifield; 2 brothers: Buddy and Tommy Gipson; 2 sisters: Earlene Cheney and Martha Outlaw.
Survivors include: her son: Jackie Dean Bonifield and wife Kim Sawyer and children Kayla and Kameron of Ventura, CA; Jackie’s son: Billy Jack Bonifield and wife Rocky of Pasadena, CA; daughter: Tammy York of Welling, OK and her children: Andy York of Fayetteville, AR and Carly York of El Reno, OK, son: Steve Bonifield and wife Diann of Newkirk, OK and their children, Riley Bonifield, Kady Bonifield, and her fiancé Brian Brown, sister: Novalene Holland of Van, TX; and dear friend and brother-in-law: Paul (Tar) Outlaw of Columbia, SC; several nephews and nieces.
Claudine was a woman of the Lord and loved her family more than anything.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Sayre with Danny Ringer officiating. Interment will follow at Delhi Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM with family present from 7:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM at Rose Chapel, Sayre.
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Services are under the direction of Rose Chapel, Sayre
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