Marie M. Clay

January 13, 2013

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Visitation:
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 1/17/2014 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
1/13/2013 15:00:00

Service:
New Washington OH 44854 1/18/2014 11:00:00

Marie M. Clay, age 86, a lifelong resident of New Washington, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 13, 2014. She was born on May 12, 1927 to the late John and Theresia (Hallabrin) Pfeiffer in Mansfield, Ohio. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she was the church secretary for 25 years. Marie was the president of the Southeastern Ohio Conference Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the ELCA Woman-to-Woman Ambassador. Along with being active in the church, she was compassionate about young people, serving as a 4-H advisor, a host mom to a foreign exchange student, and an elementary school reading mentor, as well as being involved with many other youth activities. She liked using her creative talents and owned CreateAway Crafts in Bucyrus, Ohio. She enjoyed her life on her farm and, most importantly, she loved being with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Donald W. Clay; five children, Harriet Seedorf of Castalia, Ohio; Jeff (Karen) Minich of Plymouth, Ohio; Mark (Jackie) Minich of Cape Coral, Florida; John (Bev) Minich of Plymouth, Ohio and Dolly (Brian) King of Castalia, Ohio; two step-children, Gregory J. Clay of Lucas, Ohio and Vicki Clay of New Washington, Ohio and Karla (Tom) Spangler of Oak Harbor, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister Berdie Brumenschenkel of Mansfield, Ohio; brother, Albert Brumenschenkel of Galion, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Minich; parents John and Theresia (Hallabrin) Pfeiffer; daughter Elizabeth Minich; sister Esther Brubach; sister Ann Stepniak and 2 grandsons.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington, Ohio with Rev. Tom Pairan officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tender Loving Care Preschool or Stein Hospice of Sandusky, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.

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Diane Karl and Family - Jan 20, 2014

Very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person and always so kind to us. What a blessing to know she is with her Savior whom she loved and served. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you, our friend John, and the entire family.

Phil & Sally Niedernier - Jan 19, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the family and will keep you in our prayers.

Barb Wurm Pierce - Jan 17, 2014

I first knew Marie in 4-H. I always thought she was a very elegant person, and she always acted as nice as she looked. She was a very good example to me. Each of you have my sympathy, as you adapt to life without her. May the multitude of memories be enjoyed as you rejoice in her presence with our Lord. Blessings, Barb Wurm Pierce

Deb Skrzynecki - Jan 17, 2014

My deep sympathy in your loss. A beautiful soul who will be missed but always visible in the legacy of her remarkable family and all the lives she has touched. She is resting with the angels.

Deb Skrzynecki - Jan 17, 2014

My deep sympathy in your loss. A beautiful soul who will be missed but always visible in the legacy of her remarkable family and all the lives she has touched. She is resting with the angels.

Deb Skrzynecki - Jan 17, 2014

My deep sympathy in your loss. A beautiful soul who will be missed but always visible in the legacy of her remarkable family and all the lives she has touched. She is resting with the angels.

Deb Skrzynecki - Jan 17, 2014

My deep sympathy in your loss. A beautiful soul who will be missed but always visible in the legacy of her remarkable family and all the lives she has touched. She is resting with the angels.

Spangler - Jan 17, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Our prayers are with you.
Rick,Wendy Christopher and Scott Spangler

Nancy Eckstein Kaufman - Jan 17, 2014

I was so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. I have such good memories of 4-H and sewing parties at your house. May God’s peace be with you in this loss.

Linda (Shade) Erckert - Jan 16, 2014

So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I have great memories of her from my childhood helping out at church and vacation bible school. She was always sweet to me. I’ll be keeping you and your families in my prayers.

Carol and George Rudo - Jan 15, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about your loss! Marie was a big influence in all of our lives. We were all blessed to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Patty Kocher - Jan 15, 2014

I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to your family at your time of great loss! Marie was a mentor of mine while I attended St. Johns and her legacy will continue by those people lives she touched for Jesus!!
I won’t be able to pay my respects in person as I will be travelling to Tennessee for my Aunt’s funeral.
Your family will be in my prayers for strength, comfort and peace.
Deepest Sympathy,
Patty Kocher
2 Corinthians 1:3-7

John & Christie Di Lemme - Jan 15, 2014

Please accept our condolences. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Kathy Green - Jan 15, 2014

I have many warm memories of Marie and her helpful welcome friendly ways at church. She was a fine example of a Christian woman who served God by her service to others. My deepest sympathy to all of your family. She certainly lived her life as an example for each of us. Sweet Blessings.

Marcia (Johnson) Giordano and family - Jan 15, 2014

So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. It puts a smile on my face as I think about her and the fond memories of the things she did for others. Raising all of you alone, and yet always having time for others, especially young people.
What a wonderful witness of Christ’s love in the world through her actions and commitments. Praying for all of you during this difficult time.

Larry Bishop (from Trio) - Jan 14, 2014

Dolly,
I remember your Mom coming into our grade school classes for holiday events. I remember thinking what a warm, wonderful Mom you had. I was just a child; but I noticed.
Larry Bishop

Don & Jane Phenicie - Jan 14, 2014

What a lovely Christian lady Marie was. She will always be remembered for her kindness to anyone whom she came in contact with! God’s Blessings to all the family!G

kenny and susie karl - Jan 13, 2014

so sorry to hear about marie…you all are in our prayers. she was a sweet lady. Kenny and Susie karl

Jim & Denise Stump - Jan 13, 2014

Jim and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.