Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Annie Clay Judy Cleary
October 24, 2017
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Graveside services for Clay Cleary will be 11:30 am, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Cleary died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at her daughter’s home on Lake Palestine.

Clay grew up in Kilgore on Gladewater Street in what she described as a wonderful childhood, with adoring parents and the youngest of loving siblings. Her parents ran the local fish market, and she later assisted her mother in the business after the death of her father in 1956.

She married her true love, Eddie Cleary in 1952. Together they raised three daughters and built a life and a home of laughter, festivity and warmth. They enjoyed travel with friends and family and missed few opportunities to host a gathering of people they loved.

Clay was many things in her life. A loving daughter, sibling, wife and mother. A business woman, a caregiver, a dear friend and a daughter of God. She lived her life as a testament to goodness. She modeled kindness, encouragement, generosity, the art of affection and the importance of refraining from judging others. And even though she faced several heartbreaking losses in her life, she never lost her ability to count her blessings. She often looked back at the many wonderful times in her life with her family and friends and remarked, “We did everything….and some things twice.”

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Caren and Wayne Scroggins and Jeanie and Fred Fifer. She is also survived by grandsons Jake Sims and his wife Cherie, and children Maddox and Mackenzie; Clayton Sims and his wife Kelsi, and their son Alexander; Nick Scroggins and Andrew and Will Fifer. Also left to cherish her memory are the people she had loved the longest, her loving big brother, RC Judy and his wife Dee, and her brother-in-law, Jim Stuart. She will also be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Cleary was preceded in death by her husband Eddie, her daughter Susan, and her sister, Jean Stuart.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Friday evening between 5:30-7:30 pm

Please leave online condolences www.raderfuneralhome.com

Annie Clay Judy Cleary
October 24, 2017
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Friday, October 27, 2017
5:30-7:30 PM;
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Service Schedule
Services at the Graveside
Kilgore City Cemetery
1000 Memorial Dr
Kilgore, TX  75662
Saturday, October 28, 2017
11:30 am
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Kilgore Cemetery
1000 Memorial Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
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