Gray, Clara (1903 - 1981)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 09/30/1981

Gray, Clara (1903 - 1981)

Clara Gray, 312, Reese, Greenwood, Clark County, formerly of Loyal, died Saturday morning, Sept. 26, 1981, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Loyal United Methodist Church. Rev. Donald Adams officiated and interment was in the Loyal Cemetery.

Clara Franz was born on March 29, 1903, to William and Anna Franz. She received her education at Braun Settlement School.

She was married on Feb. 12, 1927, in Clark County to Alfred Gay.

After their marriage, they farmed at Tomahawk, then in Loyal and Greenwood until 1950. They moved to the City of Loyal, and since 1971 she has been living in Greenwood.

She was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, Royal Neighbors of America, American Legion Auxiliary and Greenwood Senior Citizens.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth of West Allis; two daughters, Mrs. Lavern Johnson of Wis. Rapids; and Mrs. Duane (Geraldine) Gendreau of Maple Lake, Minn.; three brothers, Karl Franz of Marshfield, Ferdinand Franz of Greenwood; and August Franz of Perry, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Bertha) Elmer of Greenwood;, Sophie Franz of Owen; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband on Aug. 28, 1969 two brothers and one sister.

Serving as pallbearers were Edwin Timmler, Harry Marvin, Thomas Elmer, Arthur Franz, Wilbur Kehrberg and Clair Nigon. Rinka Funeral Home handled arrangements.



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