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Clara Holloway Childress, 88, of Warsaw and formerly of Rochester

Clara Holloway Childress, 88, of Warsaw and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 1:05 PM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the Mason Health Care of Warsaw.

 

On December 21, 1933, Clara Lou Foley was born in Pulaski County to Walter and Nellie Ferguson Foley.

 

Clara and Lester D. “Sonny” Holloway were married on July 16, 1952. Sadly, he passed away on April 18, 1987. Later she married Alvie Childress who passed away  in February  of 1996.

 

Clara worked at Switches of Leiters Ford in automotive wiring for a number of years. She was member of the Church of The Nazarene of Rochester.

 

As an avid baker, Clara enjoyed baking cookies, cakes and pies for her family and friends. Going to flea markets was a great place for her to find treasures. Her latest crafting projects were 3-dimensional figurines. Fishing the beautiful waters of Lake Manitou was very relaxing and Clara managed to catch the limit.

 

Left to cherish Clara's memory are a daughter, Debbie Boyer of Rochester; a son, Michael “Buffy” Holloway and companion Teresa Brown of Warsaw; nine grandchildren: Jamie Boyer and wife Lisa, Sonny Kollars, Keith McVay and wife Joanie, Kevin McVay, Christopher, Marshall, and Dan; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Clara in death are her parents; husband; daughter Rose McVay; son Dan Holloway; a sister, Thelma Yoder; three brothers: Gene Foley, Gale Foley and Dale Foley; and her canine companion, Lady Girl, her English Springer Spaniel.

 

A celebration of the life of Clara Holloway Childress will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Terry Baldwin will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 9-11 AM in the funeral home.  

 

Interment will be in the Citizens Cemetery of Rochester.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 227 East 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975 or  S S&P Foundation, 107 W. Eisenhower St. Mentone, IN 46539.

 

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