CLARA SHAWLER of CLEARFIELD DIES
CLEARFIELD - Clara May SHAWLER, 89, of Afton but a long-time resident of the Clearfield area before moving to Afton, died
Wednesday at Greater Community hospital in Creston.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist
church in Clearfield with Rev. Herbert PHILLIPS officiating and burial in the Clearfield cemetery. The body is at the
Varner-Crew funeral home in Clearfield.
Surviving are five sons, Glen and Gale of Denver, Colo., Burl of Des Moines,
Birt of Lenox and Don of Kent; one daughter, Mrs. Reva RIPPERGER of Afton, 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and
a sister, Mrs. Eva GIMSLEY of Blackwell, Okla.
Submission by Carla Hall Ott, August of 2009
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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday February 20, 1964
OBITUARY ~ CLARA MAY (PORTER) SHAWLER
Clara May Porter Shawler, daughter of William and Annie Gensimore Porter, was
born June 10, 1874 in Warren County, Illinois and passed away Feb.
12, 1964 at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston, at the age of 89 years,
8 months and 2 days.
At an early age she came with the family to Iowa and settled in the vicinity
of the Four County Corner north of Clearfield.
On January 8, 1901 she was united in marriage to Milton W. Shawler. To this
union were born six children: Glenn and Gail of Denver, Colo.; Beryl of
Des Moines; Bert of Lenox; Reva (Mrs. Raymond) Ripperger of Afton and Donald of
They farmed around Clearfield with the exception of a short time in Oklahoma
until 1940 when they retired and moved into Clearfield. For the past four
she had lived at the Boyd Nursing Home in Afton.
She was preceded in death by her husband on November 8, 1957.
Those surviving are the five sons and one daughter, 16 grandchildren, 16 great
grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Eva Grimsley of Blackwell, Okla., one
brother-in-law, Lowell Shawler of Clearfield, two sisters-in-law, Minnie Woods
of Clearfield, Sallie Shawler of Lenox, other relatives and many friends.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and of Greenwood Ladies.
Services were held at the Clearfield Methodist Church Saturday Feb. 15 with
Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Clearfield Cemetery.
Submission by Nancy Sackett, February of 2014
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