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Grace Crosley

Grace Crosley 89, longtime resident of Okmulgee died in Tulsa on Tuesday, August 31, 2004. Grace was born in Okmulgee to W. K. and Lee Etta (Bratcher) Benningfield. She graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1934. She married Fred J. Crosley on December 9, 1934. Her parents, daughters Mildred Ann and Linda Kay Crosley, preceded her in death. Three brothers, Leonard, Clinton and Ray Benningfield. Grace was employed at the Rebold Manor Nursing Home and the Daylight Donut shop in Okmulgee before retiring.

Survivors include two daughters, Gaylene and husband Jack Erickson of Carrollton, Texas, and Sharon Crosley of Okmulgee, one son Joseph F. Crosley Sr. of Okmulgee, one sister Mae Johnson, Okmulgee, Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 3, 2004 at 10 am at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10 until 8 pm. Rev. Jeff Vernon will officiate. Interment will be in the Beggs Cemetery.