Lucile “Nanoo” McClure Clayton, age 91, resident of 22132 Means Drive, Cambridge Springs, PA died peacefully at her home Monday, June 2, 2008. Formerly of Pittsburgh, she lived in Cambridge Springs since 1994. She was cared for by her daughter, Margaret, as well as her grandson, Sean M. Clayton and his wife, Meghan Jessie and their son, Gabriel Levi all with whom she made her home. The family owes a debt of gratitude to them for their loving care of Nanoo.
Clayton, Lucile Born on November 5, 1916 on the family farm in Hughesville, MO, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley McClure III and Ivy Roma Shelton McClure. On October 8, 1937 she married Albert Victor Clayton and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1996. Having been reared in Hughesville, MO, she attended a one-room grade school follow by high school. She then continued
her education by attending Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO for one year. After her marriage in 1937 she was a devoted wife and became mother to her five children. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and reading.
Family members surviving Lucile include five children – Michael J. Clayton and his wife, Anne Marie of Spencerport, NY; Thomas J. Clayton and his wife, Cynthia J. of Seneca, PA; Sarah Elizabeth Harris of Painter, VA; Lucy Ann Clayton of Erie; and Margaret Susan Clayton of Meadville; two sisters – Mary Reynolds of Troy, MT and Ann Hansen of Edmonds, WA; nine grandchildren – John Patrick Clayton; Michael J. Clayton, Jr; Aaron David Clayton; Rebecca Susan Clayton; Ian Clayton Davis; Ariel Elizabeth Rose Harris; Robert Samuel Berkowitz; Alyson Rose Shanahan; and Sean McClure Clayton. Also six great grandchilren survive. She was preceded in death by three brothers – John Wesley McClure IV; James McClure; and Charles McClure.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Monsignor Lawrence Speice, pastor of the Church will officiate. Interment will be in Cambridge Cemetery.