Cynthia LaRae Grauke, 68, stepdaughter of Connie Stout, both of Newkirk, died April 13, 2020, at her home.

Private family memorial services were held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27 in First United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery, Arkansas City, under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service.

The daughter of Edwin Leon Stout and Alice Vanscent Maze Stout, Cynthia was born Oct. 31, 1951, in Arkansas City. She received her early education in Arkansas City and Sharyland, Texas. She furthered her education at Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas, receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was a longtime high school educator in Texas, returning to Newkirk in 2019.

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