Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, December 16, 1999
OBITUARY - CLAY WEBSTER SEATON
Clay Webster SEATON, son of Samuel H. and Addie (BENNETT) SEATON, was born November 22, 1911, on a farm three miles north
of Redding, Ringgold county, Iowa, and died Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 87 years, seven
months and two days.
He attended the Redding and Delphos Consolidated schools, and graduated from the Redding high school with the class of
1929. He then attended college at Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls, Iowa, now known as the University of
Northern Iowa, where he received his B.A. degree with a major in mathematics in May, 1933.
For five years Clay was employed by the depression-era Works Projects Administration in Ringgold county as
foreman-timekeeper on a road crew and then as county timekeeper.
On November 29, 1941, Clay was united in marriage with Myrna M. MORSS, daughter of Robert F. "Bert" and Gussie (RYAN)
MORSS. To this union was born one daughter, Camille. The marriage was a happy one and Clay and Myrna were privileged to
celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on November 29, 1998.
Clay served in the U.S. Army for a period of 37 months during World War II. After his discharge from the Army in 1946,
he and Myrna made their home in Des Moines, Iowa, where they lived until after his retirement. For six years after moving
to Des Moines, Clay was employed by the Veterans Administration; he then entered employment with the Iowa Employment
Security Administration (later known as the Iowa Department of Job Service) where he was employed for over 25 years as
a statistician and labor market economist, including eight years as unit supervisor in its research department. Clay
retired in 1978 and in 1982 he and Myrna moved to Austin, Texas to be near their daughter with whom they made their
home in the later years of their life.
Clay was a member of the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church in Austin and of the Austin Genealogical Society.
He is survived by his wife Myrna; daughter Camille SEATON; and one cousin Mari HUMBERT of Delphos, Iowa.
Memorial services were held at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 29, 1999, conducted by the
Reverend Kathryn LONGLEY.
Interment of the ashes will be at a later date at the family plot in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
GRAVESIDE SERVICES for CLAY W. SEATON
Graveside services for interment for Clay Webster SEATON, who passed away June 24, 1999 in Austin, Texas, will be held
Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. The service will be held at the family plot in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa,
by the Pastor Diana HOLLAND.
Clay is survived by his wife Myrna; daughter Camille SEATON; and cousin Mari HUMBERT.
In lieu of flowers it was Clay's
wish that any donations be sent to Mari HUMBERT, RR1 Box 20, Redding IA 50860. Mari is the treasurer for the Baptist
Church in Delphos. Donations will be going for the restoration of the Baptist Church.
Transciptions and photograph by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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