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ugs View Clara Roberts’s Obituary

View Clara Roberts’s Obituary

Clara Mae (Leonard) Roberts of Yuma, AZ died on Monday, December 21, 2009, due to the need for one more fantastic pinochle player at Jesus’ birthday party up in heaven. Her husband, Donald, has been waiting 21 years for her to come and get tipsy on one glass of champagne.

She was born January 10, 1924, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Clara was the tap dancing, accordion playing Miss Benton High School beauty queen, who wore dark red lipstick and fantastic curled hair while she proudly served in the Red Cross during WWII and graduated business school. Married on July 2, 1943, she was a homemaker, bookkeeper, casserole and fudge maker extraordinaire, poet, and consummate thrift. A child of the depression filled with practicality and common sense, she proudly washed and reused plastic bags and ugs was known as one and a spare Clare for her extensive collection of a ugs ll things useful, including toilet paper roll rods. She loved jazz and big band music, trips in the motorhome with Don, the colors purple and red, coffee with cream and an apple turnover, nickel slots, and costume jewelry, though she refused to get her ears pierced because she was afraid of the needle.

A tireless volunteer, Clara contributed over 14,000 hours to the YRMC Auxiliary over 36 years, the most of anyone at the time, arranging flowers for the gift shop and crocheting baby blankets. Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Missouri, she loved the good Lord and was ready to take a vacation with Him, as she told her daughter on Monday. She could not wait for a real h ugs igh five from Him, and now she is living the life she learned about with her treasured Bible study sisters.

Clara was a beloved mom, grandma, and great grandma and a wonderful playmate. She tirelessly hosted little overnight guests, baked favorite cakes, rolled hair, directed arts and crafts, read books, and tended to illnesses.

Clara is now watching over her fiercely loved family: three cherished daughters and wonderful sons in law, Su and Jim Kane of Las Vegas, NV, Diane and Darryl Checknita of Edmonton, AB, and Beth and Neil Bowman of Yuma, he ugs r eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Chris (wife Carla), Deanne (husband Trevor), Chad (wife Tara), Cory, Shanna (husband Anton), Matthew, and Kelley, four great grandchildren, Jake, Nick, Nicky, and Livia, her big sister, Betty Birchell, 90, of St. Joseph, MO, and her nephew, Rex Birchell.

She joins her husband, Donald, a former manager for APS, her parents, Fred and Helen Leonard, a railroad man and homemaker, her brother in law Larry, the rest of her extended family, and many friends.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4). Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

ugs View Clara Lindsey’s Obituary

View Clara Lindsey’s Obituary

Mom was born Clara Marie Oak in 1915 in Decatur, IL, an American born child of German Immigrants. The baby of th ugs e family, she was preceded in death by her parents, Gottlieb and Anna; her three brothers, Otto, Fred and Bill; her two sisters, Hattie Lewis and Betty Kraft; and her husband of 58 years, Stewart Lindsey.

Mother was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, always a ready support for the family, from entertaining her young grandchildren at sleep overs in her home to helping, encouraging, and advising all of us. She was a very social person, talking to anyone and everyone.

We fondly remember her sneaking bags of Reeses Pieces and M into the Village 8 when taking the grandchildren to the matinee showings. We will miss her world famous egg sandwiche ugs s, which were always scrambled into perfect rectangles to fit the bread. made with a square skillet. We recall how much she enjoyed a small “toddy” before bedtime. She was the matriarch and core of our family, and we miss her already.

Mother is survived by her two ch ugs ildren, Jim Lindsey (Mary Alice) and Linda Combs Fett (Gerry); and by her four grandchildren, Dennis Lindsey, David Lindsey, Tracy Combs Kitten and Lindsey Combs.

We appreciate the love and care Mom received from the wonderful staff at Meadowview Health Rehabilitation. We also wan ugs t to send a heart felt thank you to Dr. Jane Cornett for her extraordinary compassion and attentive care.