Graveside Services for Clivene Korper, 81, Yukon, OK were held at Temple Cemetery, Temple, OK, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Jay Driskill officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple.
Margaret Clivene Korper was born to Howard Clive and Erpha Evadean (McGee) Knapp on October 5, 1938 in Edmond, OK and departed this life in Yukon, OK on August 26, 2020 at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 21 days.
Clivene grew up in Edmond, OK and enjoyed her childhood of cousins and family reunions. She married young and they headed to Ft. Riley, KS, having two children a son and daughter, together. She and the children soon returned to the Midwest City, OK area to be with her parents. They ended up in Oklahoma City and she dated a couple of local media celebrates, Steve Powell, aka “Foreman Scotty,” and Dale Wehba. In 1960 she soloed and attained her private pilot license before meeting Air Force pilot, C.C. “Kip” Korper at a dance at Tinker AFB. They married and moved to Albany, GA. The couple had 2 more sons. The family enjoyed travel to Bogota, Columbia and soon began moving across America and eventually the World with the Air Force. They divorced and she stayed in the Belleview, IL area where she operated Cardinal Travel Agency.
She loved her St. Louis Cardinals. While in St. Louis she was crushing on famed Cardinal slugger, Mark McGwire. She eventually moved to Wichita Falls, TX in 1995 to be near her parents who resided in Temple, OK. There she worked for a time at Budget Car Rental. She later moved to Temple to help her mother.
She loved her kids and enjoyed keeping it fun for them. She enjoyed water skiing, going to the Officers Club to play bridge, enjoyed traveling and was a great gourmet cook. She loved her designer clothing and enjoyed the finer things of life, yet was also content, loving and embracing the simple pleasures in life. She enjoyed the freedom to do as she pleased through the years and had a full life as she got to see most of the world. She especially loved her Yorkshire Terriers and her 4 strong children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clive and Erpha Knapp; her daughter, Margaret Kathleen “Kathy” Korper Field; and a young grandson, Kristopher Robin Korper.
Survivors include 3 sons, Keath Douglas Korper and Sonja Gail of Yukon, Kent Christopher Korper of Seattle, WA, Kevin Curtis Korper of Sacramento, CA; the boys dad, Lt. Cl. CC “Kip” Korper, Ret. of Seattle; 5 grandchildren, Heather Lynn Valenty of Castle Rock, CO, Heath Christopher Valenty of Las Vegas, NV Travis Wayne Field of Las Vegas, Clark Christopher Korper of Seattle, Kasey Elisabeth Korper of Citrus Heights, CA; several great grandchildren; many cousins, other relatives and friends.