Clara Joyner

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Clara Joyner

October 11, 1913 - October 07, 2018

Clara Joyner lived 38,347 days, from October 11, 1913 until October 7, 2018, 4 days short of her 105th birthday. A visitation will be held Friday, October 12, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm at Strode Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00am on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Stillwater, OK. Interment will follow at 3:00pm in the Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain View, OK.
Oh, Ive got it made! was Clara Joyners response to most questions on her wellbeing. And it was her outlook on life. She always saw the good in people, saw the positive aspects of every situation no matter how dire, and radiated hopefulness and good cheer.
Clara taught music in Mountain View and taught grade school in the Stillwater public school system. She looked at each student as a unique individual with unique needs. Many former students remember her for her engagement in their learning and their life, and treasure having been in her class.
Clara had a foundational love of music, and played the organ, piano, and handbells. She often sat at her Steinway and played medleys from memory, just for the enjoyment of making music. When she was with her daughter Lynn, she looked forward to fun times playing duets.
She was a true follower of Christ and was active in Baptist churches everywhere she lived.
Clara took things as they came, with honesty and clarity about what could be learned from a situation. She wasnt held down by worry or grief, she knew positive things were ahead and wanted to get on with them.
A two-time cancer survivor, Clara remained cheerful during her treatments and never felt shame or sought pity. She marched ever forward, and now she is with her maker.
Clara leaves one daughter and two sons, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and thousands of lives made better by her teaching, example, and presence. Well miss you Clara, and we know Youve Got It Made.
Consider donating to the Oklahoma State University Foundation, Olen D. and Clara L. Joyner Scholarship Fund.
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Published on October 10, 2018
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Saturday October 13, 2018

10:00 AM

First Baptist Church

701 South Duncan Street, Stillwater, OK, USA


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Carri Hoffman
Oct 11, 2018
Lifting the family up with prayers. Ms. Clara was a beautiful person inside and out and one of the finest people I have ever known. I LOVED spending time with her and taking her for a Sonic hamburger or Braum’s ice cream. I LOVED hearing her play the piano or bells. I could sit for hours and listen to her play music. I have missed going by and visiting with her since she moved closer to Lynn. She was a very special person and will always have a special place in my heart. Loved how Ms. Clara was ALWAYS positive and saw good in every situation. Her response to every time I asked how she was doing was always, “oh, I’ve got it made!” I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to becom...e friends with Ms. Clara. When I would take her somewhere in my car, we would talk about heaven. I have a card hanging from my rear view mirror that says, “Just Imagine Heaven.” She would ALWAYS read the card out loud and then ask me how I thought heaven would be. Well Ms. Clara, you are now walking the streets of gold and making beautiful music in heaven. I look forward to the day I see you again and together we can talk about and see how beautiful heaven really is. I love you and will miss you dearly. Thank you for the joy you always brought to my heart. R.I.P.Read more