|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1901|
|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1997|
Clara Gertrude Brinker
Clara Gertrude Brinker, longtime Ponca City resident, died Monday afternoon, July 14, 1997, at the Highland Nursing Center. She was 95.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. John Michalicka, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Billings (Okla.) Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home.
Clara Gertrude Brinker was born July 18, 1901, in Greely, Kan., the daughter of Charles Edward and Kathryn (Peine) Brinker. She attended Glenrose School east of Billings, Okla.
Miss Brinker worked as a caregiver in the Ponca City area for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Theresa's Guild, Marion Movement of Priests, "Queen of All Hearts" Cenacle, The Powerhouse of Prayer Circle and a recent member of the Living Rosary Association. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and painting.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Effie Brinker of Ponca City; and three nephews, Charles Brinker of Riverside, Calif., Robert Brinker of Baton Rouge, La., and Eugene Brinker of Midland, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bernard and Edward; and one sister, Agnes Walker.
Casket bearers will be Emil Westerman, Joe Dempewolf, Darrell Wood, Fred Spellman, Ray Ramsey and Clarence "Dink" Wilson.
Memorial contributions may be made in Miss Brinker's name to St. Mary's Catholic Church, P. O. Box 1330, Ponca City, OK 74602
From The Pages Of The Ponca City News, Wednesday, July 16, 1997
Billings Catholic Cemetery
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