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BOARDMAN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road in Poland with the Rev. Msgr. William Connell officiating, for Shirley E. Clayton, 78, who passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

She was born May 15, 1935, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (McCarthy) Bees and was as a lifelong area resident.

Her husband, Gene F. Clayton, whom she married July 17, 1954, died Nov. 6, 2007.

She leaves behind to hold on to her memories, her three daughters, Rebecca (Raymond) Carney of Canfield, Colleen (Rick) Walker and Heidi (Brad) Brocker both of Poland; four sons, Gene (Kim) Clayton, Timothy (Viive) Clayton, Rick (Sue) Clayton and Daniel (Louise) Clayton, all of Poland; 26 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Timothy (Bunny) Bees of California; and a sister, Bernadine Neapolitan of New Middletown.

She will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Gene Clayton; three brothers, Joseph, Thomas and Frank Bees; and five sisters, Bridget McGarvey, Julia Ann Matthews, Catherine Bullen, Elizabeth Bees and Mary Margaret Bees.

Friends may call on Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m., all at the Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road in Poland.

Burial will take place at Poland Riverside Cemetery in Poland.

Shirley’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Robert Spratt, who has shown his thoughtfulness and compassion to Shirley over the last 30 years.

Her family would also like to extend thanks to Cornerstone Home Health Nursing Aides and MVI Hospice for all the care given to Shirley during her time of illness.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland, OH 44514, or to MVI Hospice 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book, and to send condolences to the Clayton family.

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“Dear Becky, Ray & family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. She was a lovely person and was so proud of her beautiful family. May God hold her in the palm of his hand. Our love and sympathy to everyone. ”

 » Vince & Shirley Carney on October 6, 2013

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