Obituary - Grace Wandell

Grace Wandell Services Slated (Printed in The Guthrie Leader circa Dec. 17, 1976)

Submitted by Renee Carroll-Sampson

Services for Mrs. Grace E. Wandell, 99, retired co-publisher of The Cimarron Valley Clipper, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Coyle United Methodist Church. The Rev. Eakle P. Allen, Jr., will officiate, and internment will be in the Coyle Cemetery, directed by Davis Funeral Home.

She will lie in state at the Coyle United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, and the casket will not be opened at the services.

Mrs. Wandell died at her home in Coyle late Friday evening. She was born in Indiana on Sept. 16, 1877, and was married to Clarence F. Wandell in Logan, Kans., on April 3, 1898. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1957. They moved to Coyle in 1905 and published The Cimarron Valley Clipper until 1943 when publication ceased

A member of Coyle United Methodist Church, she was a charter member of Y.I.M. Study Club of Coyle and had served as Coyle Postmaster.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Alroye (Doris) Disney, Coyle; seven grandchildren, Ed Wandell and Valenda Teeters, both of Oklahoma City; Lois ëJeanneí Carroll, Las Vegas, Nev.; Ted Thompson, Lafayette, La.; Sherman Eugene Whittington, Paul Whittington and Dolores Green, all of La Habra, Calif.; 20 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Gail, in 1919, and Lois Whittington, in 1958, and one son, Clarence Jr., in 1971.

(Corrections, Jan. 2003 by: great-granddaughter, Renee Carroll-Sampson --

Publication of The Cimarron Valley Clipper DID NOT cease until 1949, C.F. Wandell retired from The Clipper in 1943. Also Mrs. Wandell was preceded in death by sons, and daughter; Gail Wandell was her eldest, died in 1919.

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