Times West Virginian
Clara R. Clelland, 90, of Church of God Home, Hanover Street, Carlisle, Pa., formerly of 306 Clark St., Fairmont, left this life peacefully surrounded by family Monday (May 20, 2013) after a short illness.
Viewing for friends and family will be at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont (304-363-3130), from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday with funeral service at the funeral home at 3 p.m., Pastor Matt Holbert of Grace Lutheran Church officiating, and graveside service at Mount Zion at 4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Kingstown, Pa., at the convenience of the family.
She was born in Everettville in Monongalia County on Sept. 12, 1922, the youngest child of seven brothers and sisters born to Elizabeth Nandresy Antolick and John Antolick.
Mrs. Clelland retired from Owens-Illinois glass plant in Fairmont in 1979 with more than 39 years of service, starting on the lehr and moving up to a secretarial position being in charge of production scheduling. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club and O’nettes. After retiring from Owens, she worked in the Marion County Courthouse in the Assessor’s Office.
Clara enjoyed working on her home, gardening, traveling with her family and friends, playing with her great-grandchildren and planning the annual family reunion.
She and her husband Ken were also active as the East Fairmont High School Band Boosters. In addition, she was a member of Business and Professional Woman’s Association, serving in a number of offices including historian and president, Toastmasters, and was a member in Eastern Star. Clara was also a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church, Fairmont.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Kenneth P. Clelland, in 1980; and brothers and sisters, John Nandresy, Joe Antolick, Mary Boyd, Elizabeth Securo, Helen Keener and Anna Callahan.
Surviving are sons, Kenneth P. Clelland Jr. and wife Carol Olsen Clelland of Carlisle, Pa., and William Bailey Clelland and wife Deborah Vincent Clelland of Lexington, S.C.; and grandchildren, Kent Clelland and Jana Honeggar of Neunkirch, Switzerland, Christine and Jonathan Stallkamp of Gladwyn, Pa., Chase and Emily Clelland of Elgin, S.C., and Brandi and Brandon Vann of Lexington, S.C.
Great-grandchildren are Brady and Jameson Stallkamp, Mason Vann, and Moriah and Alia Honegger of Neunkirch, Switzerland. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.