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Eloise Clayton, 84, of Grand Island, died Friday March 9, 2007 at St.
Francis Medical Center.
will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island.
The Reverend William Nottage-Tacey will officiate. Family burial services
will be prior to the memorial service at the Grand Island Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of
Eloise was born in Fairmont, Nebraska to Laurence and Leliah Camp on
January 26, 1923. At one year of age the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband John, who passed
away in July 2001.
Survivors of the immediate family include four sons, Mark A. Clayton
of Geneva, Switzerland; Bruce D. and Francine Clayton of Indianapolis,
Indiana; Steven L. Clayton and Stephanie Stringer of Norfolk, Virginia;
and John R. and Rhonda Clayton of Ardmore, Oklahoma; and her sister Eunice
Woodworth of San Diego, California.
Also surviving are five grandchildren: Andrew and Lee Clayton,
Sarah and Beth Clayton, and Patrick Clayton, and two great grandchildren
Mutiara and Iman Clayton.
She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940 and attended the University
of Nebraska for three and a half years. She married John David Clayton
on May 26, 1943. They lived in Grand Island, raised four sons, and
enjoyed 58 years of marriage.
After the children were grown Eloise worked in Clayton’s Pharmacy,
founded in 1910 by John’s father. Later they opened several gift
stores and a Christmas store in Grand Island.
Her greatest joy came from her family and their times together.
For more than 50 years she was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church in Grand Island. She served as an Elder, and later a Deacon,
a position she held until now.
Singing was a special interest, both as a soloist and member of several
choirs in the area. A Master Gardner, her garden was featured on the
YWCA Garden Walk twice. For more than 60 years she belonged to Chapter
CK of P.E.O. Other memberships include gardening and gourmet groups.
She was elected President of the Nebraska Pharmaceutical Ladies Auxiliary.
Other interests included traveling, pets, fishing, living at Kuester
Lake, and being with friends.
Memorials are suggested to the church.