Linda Gail Claphan, the daughter of Arthur and Eula (Adair) Hunter, was born November 24, 1955, in Stilwell, Oklahoma and departed this life on Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 65 years, 11 months and 6 days.
Linda loved the Lord and her family above all. She was a loyal member of Fairfield Baptist Church for many years, she had a wonderful career as a bank teller until the loss of her husband, where she made the decision to take on her favorite job as a full time Mother and Gigi.
Linda enjoyed life fully. She had a tremendous love for reading good books. She was at peace listening to the rain. Her heart was full when she was able to cook delicious meals for her family, and she loved to relax and watch sports. Some of her favorite teams were the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma Sooners, and of course the San Diego Chargers.
Mostly though, her joy in life came from being a mom and Gigi. Whether it was watching whatever ballgame was on in the evening with Erik, sitting on the porch drinking coffee wrapped in conversation with Amber, doing word finds and watching Hallmark Murder Mysteries with Haylin, cooking new meals with Santana or building and playing with train tracks with Darrian; that is where you would find Linda at her happiest.
Linda lived life to make others happy. She was kind, patient, gentle and loved unconditionally, Linda touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents: Arthur and Eula; and her husband Sam Claphan.
Linda is survived by a loving family which includes two children: daughter Amber and spouse Sara Davis of Beebe, AR and son Erik Claphan of Stilwell, OK. Three brothers: Larry Hunter and wife Sharmin of Stilwell, Earl Wayne Hunter and wife Glenda of Baron, OK and Jimmy Dale Hunter and wife Karen of Ft. Worth, TX. Two sisters: Pat Sparling of Stilwell and Sharon Patton and husband Jack of Stilwell. Three grandchildren: Santana Scraper, Darrian Claphan and Haylin Claphan. Several dear nieces and nephews, friends, special “sons and daughters” and other relatives also survive her.
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