Claudine Silkwood

Claudine Silkwood, age 81, of Braymer, MO, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.

Claudine was born on Nov. 26, 1938, in Cherry Valley, AR, the daughter of Claude Lee and Ruby (Bonnard) Miller. She was united in marriage to Delbert Franklin Silkwood of Polo on October 13, 1959; they later divorced.

Claudine was reared and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from White Hall High School. In addition to being a mother and wife, Claudine worked at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer in the kitchen as cook and baker. She also worked at the Country Place in Braymer. Claudine enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and bird watching. She enjoyed her grandbabies and great-grandbabies and was an amazing cook.

Survivors include two daughters, Debora Lee (Christopher) Arnett of Richmond and Cheryl Lyn (Homer Gene, Jr.) Lugenbeel of Orrick; two grandchildren, Natasha England and Scott Arnett (Caitlin Fox); three great-grandchildren, Parker Brown, Alaina England, and Lorelei Fox; and her special cousin, Carolyn Farmer.

She was preceded by her parents; brother, C.L. Miller; and sisters, Jerelene and Imogene.

A visitation with funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. and services to follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Third Wing Alzheimer’s Unit at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main Street, P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085. Please remember to share your memories of Claudine with the family by visiting

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