Gracie Mae Walker, age 72, of Clinton, Oklahoma, passed away at Great Plains Hospital Regional in Elk City on June 21, 2024.

Gracie was born November 25, 1951, in Vinita, Oklahoma, a daughter of Cecil and Marie (Miller) Kirkendoll. Gracie was raised in Vinita, Oklahoma, and Clinton, Oklahoma. and had been employed as a cook at several Clinton restaurants in Clinton including Trade Winds, and Cherokee, where she was well known for her pies, biscuits, her hot bread, and especially her unique personality.

Gracie was an active member of the Bethany Baptist Church, in Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Marie Kirkendoll, stepfather Creamer Hardwick, her companion, and the love of her life Leroy Crawford, her grandson Tre’Veous Robinson, and her brothers John Kirkendoll, Cecil Jack Kirkendoll, Clyde Hardrick, her sister Flora Crawford, and her first husband Roland Walker Sr., and her niece Toni Washington.

She is survived by her daughter Kristina Walker of Lawton, her sons Kevin Kirkendoll of Tennessee, Roland Walker Jr., and his wife Sara of Bonner Springs, Kansas, James Kirkendoll of Clinton, and Bryan Kirkendoll and his wife Haile of Kansas City, Missouri, her sisters Doris Grimes of Fredrick, Oklahoma, Ruth Perry and husband Toby of Fredrick, Oklahoma, Nancy Ann Johnson of Evansville, Indiana, her brothers Jesse Kirkendoll and his wife Vickie of Clinton, James Kirkendoll and his wife Knikki of Claremore, Oklahoma, Lawrence Kirkendoll of Oklahoma City, 25 grandchildren, and 35 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Bethany Baptist Church with Robert Mooreland officiating. Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery, all under the direction of Lee Hometown Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Oklahoma Cancer Society at PO Box 22958 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.