Clara Mabel Claus, 88, of Extended Family Assisted Living, Bellevue and formerly of rural Bellevue, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Arbors of Clyde.
Mrs. Claus was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Melrose, Ohio, to the now deceased Charles and Minnie (Yeager) Switzer. She graduated in 1937 from Continental High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church, formerly St. Sebastian. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, quilting and collecting recipes. Her green thumb was evident with her houseplants.
Survivors include two sons, Larry E. (Mary) Claus of Bellevue and Steven C. (Jane) Claus of Concord, N.C.; grandchildren, Joshua C. (Emily) Claus of Ashland, Ky., Tyson C. Claus of Concord, Seth A. Claus of Charlotte, N.C., and Katherine L. (Kevan) Gore and Lauren M. Claus, both of Bellevue; and a stepgreat-granddaughter, Erica.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon H. Claus, whom she married May 31, 1947, and who died Sept. 16, 2000; a son, Joseph Claus; a granddaughter, Melissa Michelle Claus; and three sisters, Lela Snyder and twin sisters, Pauline Switzer and Irene Aldrich.
The family wishes to thank Karen and her staff for their care and kindness to their mother and grandmother.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, where rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gaspar del Bufalo with the Rev. Paul Fahrbach officiating. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Sebastian Cemetery fund or the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to auxterfuneralhomes.com.