Mary A. Clayton 1842-1932
Posted By: Kathy Weaver (email)
Date: 4/12/2019 at 10:15:20
Friday, April 8, 1932
Funeral services were held here at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fessler & Sutphen funeral chapel for Mrs. Mary Ann Clayton who died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Shepherd of north of Villisca. Mrs. Clayton was 89 years old. The body was taken Thursday morning to the funeral chapel where it remained for the services Saturday which were conducted by the Rev. Arthur Mortenson, pastor of the local Presbyterian church. Singing was by Mrs. L.W. Scott and Mrs. H.H. Nordyke, and the pallbearers were Elias and Wilbur Lewis, Frank and Harry Shepherd, and Roy Bryson, all of this vicinity, and Fred Luce of Mt. Ayr, Ia. Interment was made in Villisca cemetery.
Mary Ann Ritter was born April 18, 1842, near South Bend, Ind. Her death occurred only eighteen days before her ninetieth birthday anniversary. She was married June 20, 1861, to Benjamin Clayton at Lakeville, Ind., and came with him to this vicinity In 1871. They were the parents of five children. Two sons died in infancy, and the three daughters who survive are Mrs. Lewis Shepherd of north of Villisca, Mrs. John Luce of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, and Mrs. Burdette Moody of Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Clayton leaves also eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She united with the Presbyterian church of Villisca.
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