Services for Grace Buffing ton, who passed away Dec. 24, 2010, will be held at LaGrone Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. Pastor Tim Arlet of First Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be held at Memory Lawn Memorial Park following services. Grace was born in Wellston, Okla., on June 18, 1916, to E.R. and Samantha (Johnson) Clonts. She spent her early years there.
In 1942 she received a B.S. degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Grace taught school for nine years in Oklahoma before moving to New Mexico. Grace married Dale Buffington, now deceased, May 23, 1943, at the First Christian Church in Stillwater, Okla. She taught school 25 years in the Roswell Independent School District. Altogether Grace taught 35 years. Grace had been an active member of the First Christian Church since 1953.
Survivors include her son, John and his wife, Patti, of Ruidoso, N.M.; her granddaughter, Lisa and her husband, Ranson Bradford; also, great-grandchildren, Grace Bradford and Houston Bradford, all of Fredericktown, Mo. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, eight sisters and one brother. If friends would like to give their condolences they may do so online at www.lagronefuneralchapels. com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.