Sylvia Narelle Clayton, 81, died Saturday, June 19, 1993, at Heritage Manor of Greensburg.
She was born Feb. 14, 1912 at Wilmore, daughter of Chauncey Elmer Richardson and Amanda Bell (Clark) Richardson. She was a graduate of Winfield (sic - Wilmore?) High school and a 1934 graduate of Southwestern College of Winfield.
A Greensburg resident since 1985, she was a school teacher at Haviland Grade School and Wallace High School, worked at Douglas Aircraft during World War II, worked at Burke Cafe in Greensburg and the Wilmore Cafe.
She was a member of the Wilmore Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, both at Wilmore.
She married Mr. Clayton who died during World War II.
One brother, Royce Richardson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, James, Box Elder, S. D., a brother, Valtos Richardson of Coldwater; three sisters, Lorene Ferrin of Oklahoma City, Velma Leiss of Greensburg, Rita Golobay of Fowler; three grandchildren.
Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1993, at Fleener Chapel in Greensburg with Rev. Edward Reynolds. Burial was in the Wilmore cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Heritage Manor of the Chapel.
From the Comanche County, Kansas: History and Genealogy site guestbook:
"Just found this historical site a few days ago and have spent many hours reading through it. Very informative, after graduating in 1963 and leaving Wilmore in 1967 to join the Air Force, lost a lot of contact with friends in and around Wilmore and Coldwater. Really enjoy the site very much. Jerry and friends have done a very outstanding job."
-- James Clayton, 28 Feb 2006.
TIGER 1953: The Wilmore School Yearbook, 1952-1953
Images of all 32 pages of the year book: Wilmore students, Seniors to First Graders, Administration members and Activities, courtesy of Doug & Rhonda Nickel. Includes a photo of James "Jim" Clayton.
TIGER: The Wilmore, Kansas, School Yearbook 1958 - 1959
Images of all 23 pages of photographs of Wilmore students, Seniors to First Graders, Board of Education, Faculty and other school staff members, courtesy of Nancy Smith. Includes a photo of James "Jim" Clayton.
Wilmore Baptist Church, includes a photo of James "Jim" Clayton.
Comanche County History Book, Vol. 1, p. 312. Biography and photo of Sylvia (Richardson) Clayton.
Comanche County in Pictures, p. 55. Photo of Sylvia (Richardson) Clayton.
Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!
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