Thelma Pauline Hartgrave, age 81, a longtime Cushing resident, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Drumright Nursing Home.   Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Cushing.

Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing.

Thelma was born on April 17, 1928 in Harrison, Arkansas to Joe Austin and Iva Mae Poyner   She grew up in Arkansas as a child and later moved to Cushing to attend school.  Thelma married James (J.D.) Hartgrave on May 3, 1947 in Drumright, OK.  They made their home in Cushing.  Thelma liked to travel with her husband and she loved to sew.  She loved spending time with her Chihuahua.

Thelma is survived by her daughter-in-law Carol Hartgrave of Agra, grandchildren Aaron Hartgrave of Agra, Rhonda Cox and husband David of Agra, great grandchildren Elizabeth Cox and Joshua Cox all of Agra and Rachel Oestmann and Finance’ Jeremy Gulbranson of Stillwater, two brothers Raymond Wright and Jimmy Wright.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Hartgrave, her son Ronald Hartgrave, an infant son, brothers Garrett Wright, Ervin Wright, Joe Austin, George Wright, Denzil Wright, Cecil Wright, sisters Judy Holland, Oralee Holland, Thelma Pierce, Nora Plutchal, and Imogene Shields.

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