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Services honoring and remembering Edna Lucille "Lucy" Gaghins, will be held 2:00pm, Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at the Cedar Point Church in Claremore. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Monday, June 18th. Interment will be in the Field of Honor at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
Edna Lucille "Lucy" Gaghins, the daughter of Marion Leroy Leach and Gracie Melvina (Gillum) Leach was born January 4, 1940 in Inola, Oklahoma. She died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 surrounded by her family at her home in Claremore at the age of 78.
Edna was raised in Choteau and attended schools there, and at the age of 16 moved to Foyil and graduated from Foyil High School. On October 1, 1960 Lucy married her best friend, and the love of her life James Edward "Turtle" Gaghins and to this union were born three children.
Edna retired from the Postal Service after a fifteen-year career at the Claremore Post Office, and then helped run the Gaghins Painting business with her family until she and James retired in 2004. Edna and James both were heavily involved in the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. Her hobbies included collecting coins, stamps, elk pins, Coca-Cola Memorabilia and Scrapbooking. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Edna will be deeply missed by so many. She is survived by her three children: Jimmy Gaghins and his wife, Denise of Claremore, Vicki (Gaghins) Ellis and her husband, Gilbert of Tulsa, Sandra (Gaghins) Wood and her husband Kelly of Collinsville; seven grandchildren: Brett Weeks, April Weeks, Shawn Gaghins, Taylor Ellis, Kayla Wood, Travis Harold, and Tyler Harold; nine great-grandchildren: Kaylee Weeks, Kyler Hastings, Lillian Weeks, Koby Summers, Braxton Weeks, Korbyn Weeks, Weston Gaghins, Deacon Harold, and Adaline Harold; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Published on June 15, 2018
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