Claudia Ewing, 87, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Broken Arrow Nursing Home in Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was born Feb. 23, 1923, near Edna to William John and Anna (Graue) Murphy. She attended schools in Labette County and graduated from Oswego High School in 1940.
On May 8, 1943, she married Glen Kneale Ewing in Cherryvale. After their marriage they lived in Independence, where Glen was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After his discharge they moved to a farm north of Parsons. They were married 55 years before his death on Jan. 18, 1999.
Mrs. Ewing was employed by the U.S.D.A. Agricultural Stabilization Conservation office in Erie for 25 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 1974. She was a farm wife and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, A.A.R.P. and the Goldenrod Mother’s Club. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Parsons, the Amoma Sunday School Class, the American Baptist Women and served on the church bereavement committee. She enjoyed reading, sewing and cooking.
Survivors include two sons, Rickey K. Ewing and his wife, Judy, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Charles “Chuck” Ewing and his wife, Gloria, of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; five grandsons, Tim Ewing and his wife, Karen, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., Kneale Ewing of Jenks, Okla., Richard Ewing of Ocean Beach, Calif., Kurtis Ewing and his wife, Jennifer, and C.J. Ewing, all of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a granddaughter, Anna Ewing of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and a sister, Sybil Martin of Bella Vista, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, a sister and a granddaughter.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.