Grace Elwyn KlayKo (1927-2005)

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Grace Elwyn KlayKo died April 4, 2005, at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center in Craig. She was 77.

Grace was born July 9, 1927, in Wheeling, W.Va., to Henry Charles and Sarah Lucinda (Barlow) Miller.

Grace was raised in West Virginia, where she attended school and graduated from high school. After high school, she worked for Zenith Optical Company and Wheeling Stamping during World War II, then as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company before her marriage.

She married Lewis Harvey KlayKo on Oct. 26, 1956, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, and to this union four children were born. The family lived many years in St. Clairsville. In 1980, Grace and Lewis moved to Delta, and later to Palisade and Clifton. They were divorced in 1986.

In 1998, Grace moved to Craig, where she resided until her death. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing arts and crafts and, in later years, loved to play bingo.

She is survived by her daughters, Lucinda A. Cook and her husband, Frank, of Bolivar, Ohio; Patricia L. Jones and her husband, Ebbie, of Craig; and Paula M. Calvert and her husband, Terry, of Craig; and a son, Charles L. KlayKo and his wife, Janeca, of Aurora. She also is survived by grandchildren Roy Mosby and his wife, Maggie M. Lynn, Andy Cook, Teal and Ebbie Jones II, Rachael and Faith Jones, Mariah KlayKo, and Elizabeth and Karla Kulp; a great-grandson, Misha Lynn; stepgrandchildren Gwen S. and Cory T. Calvert, Shelly and Skyler Nickle, and Shelby Castleberry; a sister, Doris M. Norris of New Athens; her former husband, Lewis H. KlayKo of Blaine, Ky.; a good friend, Hilda Schmidt of Craig; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert H. Miller.

Memorial services were held April 8, 2005, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Rod Compton officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Love INC, in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.

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