Nancy Darlene Clarkson, 83, of Grove. passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.

Nancy was born Jan. 1, 1935 in Lamar, Oklahoma to Alexander and Ruby Alice (Newton) Ponder.

She had lived in Grove since 1997 moving from Westminster, Maryland. She was a 1953 graduate of Baxter Springs [Kansas] High School.

Nancy was a homemaker and a member of Grove's First Baptist Church in Grove and the Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron Club in Grove.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Clarkson; her parents; four brothers: John Ponder, Bill Ladd, Dick Laddd and Pat Ladd; and three sisters: Jane Whitecrow, Martha Sue Merriman and Judy Carr.

Nancy is survived by one son: Scott Clarkson and wife Dana of Grove; one daughter: Kelly Kane of Zena; one sister: Honey Wooley of Cyril, Oklahoma, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami.

Interment will follow in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami with Scott Clarkson, Matthew Kane, Glen Clarkson, Tom Clarkson, Jake Whitecrow and Jon Whitecrow serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami.