Clarabell “Clara” Smith, November 20, 1935~November 5, 2016

Clarabell “Clara” Smith, 80, of Elkins passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at her home. She was born November 20, 1935 in Thayer, MO. to Silas and Minnie Braden Madden.

She enjoyed quilting and gardening. Clara was also a Cub Scout Den Leader and a former employee of Walmart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee T. Smith; and 3 brothers, Cleo, Clyde and Carroll Madden.

Clara is survived by a son, Bruce Smith and wife, Mavis of Elkins; daughters, Katherine Penrod and husband, Kevin of Elkins; and Mary Lee Welter of Elkins; a brother, Clarence Burton Madden and wife, Rose of Thayer, MO.; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Durham Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Henshaw officiating. Interment will follow in Patrick Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the funeral home.

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    Shirley Bowman » 09. Nov, 2016

    Was so sorry to hear your mom had passed away, my heart aches for my mom and your family. I have great memories of my mom and Ms. Clare and their antics ! They will reunite someday and have such a joyous reunion. I will keep your family in my prayers as you heal from this tremendous loss.
    Love you all, Shirley

    Debbie Miller » 10. Nov, 2016

    We were sorry to hear of Clara’s passing. We thought a lot of her and so sorry we missed the service. She was a nice person who brightened our day. Our sympathy to the family.
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