Angela A. Claiborn

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Angela A. Claiborn, a beloved member of Wister, passed away on June 17, 2023, leaving a lasting impact on the lives she touched. Born on July 7, 1965, and raised in Fanshawe, Oklahoma, Angie was the loving daughter of Leon and Jean Stockton and sister to Rick and Diann Stockton, and Robert and Martha Stockton. Angie was preceded in death by her father, Leon Stockton, her father-in-law, Wilbur Claiborn, and her aunt, Shirley Duncan.

On November 5, 1982, Angie married her beloved husband, Charles Claiborn. They shared 40 wonderful years of love, support, and special moments together. She gained her parents-in-law Wilbur and Wanda Claiborn, brother-in-law Gary Claiborn, and sister-in-law Kaye Johnson. Angie valued her family. She and Charles had a strong and inspiring marriage. Angie loved her children, Greg and Jenny Claiborn, and Jessica and Clint Vaughn, with all her heart. She adored her six grandchildren— Maddy, Morgan, Emma, and Ellie Claiborn; Cole and Caleb Vaughn—and was always there to love and support them.

Nana Angie created special memories with her grandchildren. They dressed up as characters from Whoville during Christmas, just like in the Grinch story, and enjoyed a delicious feast together. They also went on magical trips on the Polar Express to Branson, MO, where they experienced the joy of the holiday season. Nana made sure each grandchild had unforgettable adventures on their birthdays with fun road trips. Her creativity shone through arts and crafts projects and in designing exciting escape rooms with her grandchildren.

Cooking together was another favorite activity for Angie and her grandchildren. They explored different cultures by trying out recipes from around the world. Wearing aprons and chef hats, they learned to make egg rolls, tacos, coconut cream pies, yeast rolls, homemade hamburger buns, meatballs, oil and vinegar salad, deviled eggs, and chocolate gravy. It was a way to have fun and appreciate different flavors and dishes.

Angie's playful spirit extended to her beloved dog, whom she dressed up in adorable outfits and captured heartwarming pictures.

Angie cared deeply for her community. She served on the Wister School Board, working hard to ensure that every child received a great education. Angie also donated her time and resources to support programs for young people. Angie was always ready to help those in need. Her kindness and dedication will be remembered for years to come.

Angie was a successful businesswoman who ran an accounting firm. She helped local businesses and families succeed and built lifelong friendships along the way. Her small business became a place where people felt supported and cared for.

Angie’s memory will forever be cherished by the community she touched. Her kindness, community spirit, and dedication to helping others will be remembered by all who knew her. Her love for her family, her zest for life, and her ability to bring joy in simple moments will always be treasured.

Visitation will be held at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Poteau on June 20, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Ellis Chapel in Wister on June 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Please join Angie’s family and friends to celebrate her remarkable life and the impact she made on the world around her.

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