Sharon L. Caviness-Gray was born Sept. 2, 1942 in Petrolia, Kan., and entered into rest on Sept. 15, 2017 in Joplin, following a sudden illness at the age of 75 years and 13 days.

Sharon L. Caviness-Gray was born Sept. 2, 1942 in Petrolia, Kan., and entered into rest on Sept. 15, 2017 in Joplin, following a sudden illness at the age of 75 years and 13 days. 
Sharon graduated from Wichita Kansas West High School and had lived in Wichita and Springfield prior to moving to the Newton County area.  She was an Elvis Presley fan, enjoyed NASCAR, square dancing, nature and most of all her family. 
She is survived by five children, Terry Ray Clarkson, Granby, Tracey Allen Clarkson and wife, Sandra, Oklahoma City, Okla., Robin 'Renee' Clarkson-Hobbs, Granby; Jamie Lynn Clarkson-Jennings and husband, Dan, Stella and Brian Dean Gray, Fairview; her mother, Jean Risley of the state of California; one brother, James Thomas White and wife, Joyce, Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Debbie Caviness-Hord, Wichita, Kan., Krista Koons, of the state of California and Wendy Colburn, Seattle, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her father and step mother, Howard and Mary Caviness; Step father, Daddy Joe Koons and sister, Vicky Rice.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho, with the Rev. Doug Gripka officiating.  Interment will follow at the Neosho IOOF Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. The family will receive visitors between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21  at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.