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

Claudine was born on November 26, 1939, 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.

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.
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.

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.

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. with services to follow at 2:00 P.M. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens. Please remember to share your memories of Claudine with the family by visiting