Regena Pauline "Polly" Graves, 90, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2012. Services were held at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest of Ardmore with Reverend Walt Spradling officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore, Okla.
Polly was born on January 3, 1922, to Nathan Albert Linker and Lola May (White) Linker at Quinton, Okla. She graduated from Quinton High School and in 1942 she moved to California to be closer to her family. She gained employment with Rexal Drug and then as a dental hygienist with Dr. Koch, DDS in Santa Paula, Calif.
She and George James Graves married on November 24, 1956, and after the birth of her first child, she became a full-time homemaker. In 1980, they moved to Ardmore to be closer to their daughter.
Polly was preceded in death by her husband, George Graves; her parents; and one sister, Hazel Mathiews.
She is survived by her daughter, Melody Rackliff of Lone Grove, Okla.; grandchildren, Nathan Rackliff of Lone Grove and Nicole Rackliff; and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Kadence, and Katheryne, all of Tulsa, Okla.
Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.