Graveside services for Claudia Orlue Puett, age 96, of Brownwood, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, in Eastlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Puett passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in a local nursing home.

She was born Jan. 4, 1915, in Coleman County, Texas, to Sidney and Elizabeth Davis Smith. During World War II she worked in factories in California for the war effort. Claudia was married to Felix Puett in Abilene, Texas, and they owned and operated the Robert Lee Observer Newspaper. She had been a resident of Brownwood for the past 30 years.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend Joyce Ralston.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Leland Puett; three brothers, Edwin, Fred and Van Smith; and by four sisters, Mary Coffey, Lucy Williams, Lena Davis and Fannie Wallace.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book at

Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.