Edna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker. She was a member over 70 years at the Linton First Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher. Edna was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and she worked as a sales clerk at PN Hirsch and Co. for several years, retiring in 1981.
After suffering a paralyzing stroke in 1990, she was able to achieve independence again through determination and perseverance. Her courage served as an inspiration to all who knew her. She enjoyed many hobbies including ceramics, needle work, scrapbooking and cooking. She was an avid traveler, making many trips to visit her children and grandchildren, highlighted by visits to Hawaii and Mexico.
Although limited by her physical disabilities in the last few years, she remained cheerful, optimistic and supportive of her family and friends. Her caregivers often remarked that she cared for them as much as they had cared for her.
Survivors include a son Arlie 'Pete' (Debbie) Clayton, Jr. of Linton; a daughter Joyce Elaine (Jack) Hennette of Linton and formerly of Madisonville, KY,, a stepson James O. (Dee) Clayton of Carterville, IL, four grandchildren: Jayne (Jeff) James, Jay (Jenni) Hennette, Charles (Krisi) Clayton, Cory J. (April) Clayton, two step-grandchildren, five great granddaughters, two brothers: Harry Sherer of Linton and Max Sherer of Solsberry, and sister Esther Barker of Kokomo, IN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arlie Clayton, one stepson Charles Leonard Clayton, a grandson Jack M. Hennette, Jr., her step-mother Pearl Sherer, three sisters and one brother.
The funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 28, at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Tyra officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday., Nov. 27, and continue on Monday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Edna Clayton was a caring, generous, remarkable and beautiful woman who will be missed by family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.