OBITUARY - MARGARETE BETH (CLAISER) CLAYTON
Margarete Beth CLAYTON, 71, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Monday, March 12, 2001 at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville,
Arkansas. She was born March 11, 1930 in Cromwell, Iowa to Edward Dell CLAISER and Pharrie Mabel STEWART CLAISER.
She moved to Bella Vista seven years ago from Clearfield, Iowa. She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
Activities included clowning, quilt club, gardening, involvement in neighborhood activities and she loved to care for
her home and family. She worked with the Area Agency on Aging, providing home health care until a few months before her
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years Beverly E. "Bev" CLAYTON of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two daughters, Catherine
CLAYTON of San Marcos, Texas and Virginia CLAYTON of Bella Vista, Arkansas; three brothers, Calvin CLAISER of Creston,
Iowa, Clinton CLAISER of Livermore, Colorado and Edsel CLAISER of Palmer Lake, Colorado; and one grandchild Clayton James
BOWMAN of Bella Vista.
A funeral mass was held on Thursday, March 15, 2001 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Bella Vista, Arkansas with Father
Joseph J. ENDERLIN officiating.
A graveside service was held Friday, March 16, 2001 at Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield, conducted by Father Dan SIEPKER.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Bella Vista Walking Trail, c/o 2258 Forest Hill Blvd., Bella Vista,
Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, Bella Vista, Arkansas was in charge of arrangements for the funeral services.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr had charge of graveside service.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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