Lacreta Jeanne Gray, age 87, Joplin, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center after a lengthy illness.
Lacreta was born November 29, 1933 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Robert and Cleita (Javine) Hartman. She grew up in Barnsdall before moving to Joplin for her senior year of high school, where she graduated from Joplin High School in 1951. She worked for 30 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company before retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and was very proud of her Osage Indian heritage. She was also a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church of Joplin.
Lacreta is survived by her daughter, Gina Hartman and her companion Doug Lewis of Joplin.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall, Oklahoma.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
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