Kelly Carter Clardy is our owner and funeral director in charge of Clardy Funeral Service. She is the daughter of Bennie (late) and Lynette Carter. She and her husband, Dwight Clardy have 2 daughters, McKenna and Katelyn and 2 sons, Jay and Cole.
Having over 14 years in the funeral business, Kelly has been a Licensed Funeral Director since February 2006. She graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in November 2005, completed the National Board Certification December 2005 and graduated Carl Albert State College with an Associate Degree in Biological Science and Zoology in 2003. She is also a Life Insurance Agent able to help you with pre-arranging funeral services. She has been actively involved in funeral service since January 2004 when she began working for Jim Norwood at Norwood Funeral Home. Kelly is very passionate about making sure that families and their loved ones are cared for with utmost respect and honor.
Kelly’s hobbies include fishing, riding horses and spending time with family. She is active in several organizations, including Public Relations Director of the McCurtain County Spring Livestock Booster Club for 4-H and FFA, Idabel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Rotary Club, as well as supporting as many fundraisers and events that arise within our community. She and her husband are lifelong residents of Idabel and are proud to be serving their friends and neighbors in the community they grew up in.
Larry Ebahotubbi is our funeral assistant. He has over 40 years experience in the funeral industry serving families. Larry lives in Idabel. He has two daughters, Jill and husband, Kevin, Libby, and one grandson, Noah who he absolutely adores. Larry is a joy to be around and his care and compassion for our families truly shows by his actions. We are blessed to have him working with us here at Clardy Funeral Service.
Lynette Carter is our full time receptionist. She has been a resident of Idabel for over forty years. She and her husband, Bennie Carter, owned and operated B & L Garage for over 35 years.
She enjoys spending time with her grandkids and caring for the families we serve.
Helen Buckley is our part-time receptionist. She and her husband, Floyd "Buck" live in Idabel and attend Victory Life Church in Broken Bow.
Helen's hobbies include spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is truly a joy to work with and brings a great level of comfort for our families.
Andra “Andi” Jones is a lifelong resident of McCurtain County. After graduating from Idabel High School in 1993, she furthered her education at East Central University in Ada, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature with a minor in Education. Andi has been a high school English teacher at Haworth High School since 1998.
She and her husband Chip, along with their daughter, Abbie, reside in the Redland Community of Idabel. They are very active in their church, dance groups and Haworth School activities.
Andi enjoys golf, watching her daughter dance, and spending time with family and friends.
Don Bruner lives in the Redland/Goodwater community. Don and his
wife, Johnnita have been married for 22 years and have a large blended family
which consists of 7 children and their spouses: David Bruner and wife, Dana;
Kimberlie Hall and husband, Jerrod; Mitchell Bruner and wife, Miranda; Timothy
Bruner and wife, Whitney; Jacob Davis and wife, Tatiana, Calob Davis and wife,
Kimberly; & Christopher Davis and wife, Casey. They also have a grandson
that lives with them, Bralin Davis and 16 more grandchildren.
Don retired from Weyerhaeuser with 23 years experience and
recently retired from Java Dave’s Coffee Shop in Idabel.
Don loves visiting with people and enjoys serving his community.
He is active in church at Haworth First Assembly of God.
Don’s hobbies are fishing, gardening, watching sports and
traveling. He also loves spending time with his canine buddies, Sam, Charlie,
With Don’s love for people and eagerness to serve, there is no doubt, he fits well into our Clardy Funeral Service Family.