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1926 Viola 2020

Viola Blakley

February 18, 1926 — December 30, 2020

Viola M. Blakley, 94, of Catoosa, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in Catoosa, Oklahoma.  She was born on February 18, 1926 in Jamestown, Missouri, the daughter of William Vaught and Grace Lilly (Birdsong) Vaught.  Viola lived a long life, enjoying summertime with her kids and grandkids at Lake of the Ozarks.  She enjoyed quiet time working crossword and word search puzzles.  A lovely lady who in her many years has left wonderful memories for everyone to cherish.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton, Missouri.   To leave a personal message to her family, please see her Tribute at  Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral and Cremation Service.

She is survived by her children, Tom Blakley of Tulsa, OK, Bob Blakley and wife, Kay of North Carolina, and Vickie Turner of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Grace Vaught.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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