Oleta Irene Hayton, 82 of Claremore, Okla., passed away February 15, 2018 in Claremore. She was born March 12, 1935 in Picher, Okla. the oldest daughter of Leon Gill and Juanita McDonald.

Oleta was born in Picher and raised in the Miami area. When Oleta was six years old she began to attend the Oklahoma School for the blind. Oleta had a wonderful sense of humor and was known to her family to be very kind.

Oleta is survived by her son: Mike Stidman and his wife Patricia, two sisters: Dixie Miller and Pat Gill, one brother: Bill Gill; stepson: Shane Hayton, stepdaughter: Tammy Hayton; and a special niece: Shelly O’Connell

Graveside services for Oleta will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the GAR Cemetery in Miami, Okla.