Claudelle Stoker
Funeral Date: 7/1/2009

Claudelle Garrison Stoker, age 90, of Little Rock, departed this life on Sunday, June 28, 2009. She was born on June 23, 1919, in Warren, AR, daughter of Claude and Vera Parrish Garrison. She was an active and devoted member of Asbury Methodist Church since 1952, where she taught the Three Year Old’s Sunday School class for 50 years. She was also retired as a Civilian Supervisor for the Armed Forces Entrance and Examination Center (MEPS) in Little Rock, where she worked for 20 plus years. Claudelle was a kind and loving woman who went out of her way to help the people she cared for, while always putting the needs of others ahead of her own. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmo Owen Stoker Sr., her parents, a sister Margaret Garrison Lasiter, and two brothers William “Bill” Garrison and Richard “Pete” Garrison. Claudelle is survived by her sons, Owen Stoker and wife Ann; Little Rock, Ark. Dick Stoker and wife Sally Adams; Houston TX. grandchildren, Cynthia McCrory and husband Scott; Lindsay Stoker; Carey Hill and husband Mike; and Sheri VanderVen and husband Matt; great-grandchildren, Owen and Hayden McCrory; Hayden, Austin, Wesley, and Rachel Hill; and Jackson, Avery VanderVen, and Taylor Keegan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock, on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 10:00am. A family graveside service followed later that day at 4:00pm Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR. Active pallbearers were Scott McCroy, Mike Hill, Jarrod Zweifel and Terry Lassiter. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Claudelle’s name to Asbury United Methodist Church, 1700 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR 72212.



Name: Dillard Denson
Message: Dear Dick and Owen, She a lovely lady and I am lucky to have known her.

Name: David B. Wilson
Message: Claudelle will be remembered as being a very kind and gracious person. She had a deep faith and shared it in a beautiful way with children, youth and adults. I was the senior pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock for 7 years. I was there when we moved from Schiller Street to Napa Valley. Claudelle was very supportive and a calming influence during that time, and I shall forever be grateful.

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: I was said to hear of Mrs. Garrison's death. I knew her nephew Richard in Warren and met her once while she was visiting them. You are all in my prayers

Name: Marilyn Archer
Message: Owen, our sympathy to you and the entire family. Marilou Brodie and Marilyn Brodie Archer, Hall High class of 1964

Name: Patty Irby
Message: What a great picture of Claudelle-I worked with her at Armed Forces in the 70's and she was a very sweet person. I have not had contact with her through the years but have thought of her often. I remember so well after all these years her sweet soft voice. It was my great priviledge that God had our paths cross and I was truly blessed by knowing her.

Name: Kay Hardy Johnson

Name: Kay Hardy Johnson
Message: Owen and Dick, Claudelle was such a wonderful lady. She helped our family so much when our family was in Little Rock hospital. It was a sight to behold all the giggling of the "cousins" when they were together!

Name: Jesslynn Spence
Message: Dear Dick and Owen, Your mother was a wonderful person. I was blessed to call her Aunt Claudie even though I was not related to her. I'm Billy Lasiter's sister-in-law and I had the priviledge of giving Aunt Claudie rides home to Springhill a few times so that she could visit with her sister for the weekend. I enjoyed our conversations on those rides too and from Springhill. Such a sweet, sweet lady. She always spoke of family with such love. You were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. You are in my prayers today as you say goodbye. God bless you!

Name: lisa williams
Message: Owen I'd like to Thank You for letting me help you and your family.It was a pleasure to have met and served your mother.

Name: Kathy Gratzon
Message: Owen, I worked with you at the FAA and with your Mom at AFEES. She was a very sweet lady to me. I'm sorry for your loss.

Name: Ed and Sandra Rogers
Message: Owen, I always enjoyed being around your mom when we were growing up. My parents thought your mom and dad were great people.

Name: Greg Peck
Message: Mrs. Stoker was everybody's second mother. A nicer, more sweet, caring, and nurturing woman has never walked the face of the earth. She made a difference and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Name: Tom Reed
Message: Owen, Lewis Machen sent word to me of your mom's passing. I remember her being a very gracious lady, always involved in the life of young people whom she loved. I know she will be greatly missed. I will be praying for you and your family during this time of loss. Would love to hear from you. I have thought of you often and the friendship we shared.