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Thursday December 10, 2020 at 2:30 p.m

Forest Grove Cemetery in Telephone, Texas

Please use the first road heading east into the Forest Grove Cemetery, then loop around to the third road.


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Clydette Hance was born March 10, 1948, in Bonham, Texas to Clyde and Dorothy Lankford. She was the eldest of three children and she became a loving, doting sister to her younger brothers. She was a proud graduate of Savoy High School, and there is where she met the love of her life, Gary Hance. On August 7, 1965, Gary and Clydette married and together they had two children, Michael Ray and Stacey Renee. Throughout their marriage Clydette worked several different jobs, but her proudest accomplishment was being the best wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother a person could ask for. Gary and Clydette were married for 55 wonderful years. And even to her last breath, Gary was the love of her life. She was a simple woman whose greatest joy was her family. On December 7, 2020 at 10:25 a.m. she was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Hance of Durant, Oklahoma; son, Michael Hance and wife Kristi of Durant; daughter, Stacey Rainwater and husband Todd of Celina, Texas; grandchildren, Jordan Hance and wife Leisel of Durant, Jacob Hance and wife Katie of Durant, Alex and Kelsi Rainwater, Zach Rainwater and Payton all of Kingston, Oklahoma, and Ashlyn Rainwater of Celina; great-grandchildren, Sophia Hance, Kaidan Hance, Nora Hance, Caleb Hance, Marcus Rainwater; mother, Dorothy Harris of Bonham, Texas; brother, Donnie Lankford and wife Sandra of Ector, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Lankford; and brother, Steve Lankford.

A graveside service will be held Thursday December 10, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Grove Cemetery in Telephone, Texas. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required at the service.  Social distancing is requested.