Loretta L. Clayton, 72, of Waterloo, Ill., formerly of St. Jacob, Ill., born April 17, 1944, in Troy, Ill., died Aug. 5, 2016, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Loretta raised two children and four grandchildren. She loved camping, swimming, horseback riding, gardening, building, painting, sewing, reading and baking. She created many beautiful parade floats and stained glass pieces. She loved woodworking, woodburning, jewelry making, and read the Bible every night.
She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Clayton; parents, Arthur and Evelyn, nee Nobs, Flath; and a brother, Arnold Flath.
Surviving are her daughter, Lisa (Bob) Christ of Waterloo, Ill.; grandchildren, Amber, Autumn, Ashley and Andrew Christ; sister, Louise (Marlin) Rinkel of Troy, Ill.; sister-in-law, JoAnn Flath of Troy, Ill.; and many friends and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to Keystone Cemetery or Living The Adventure Ministries, 1814 Franklin Ave, Mt. Vernon, Ill. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.Richesonfh.com
Visitation: Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Aebischer-Richeson Funeral home, 211 N. Douglas Street, St. Jacob, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Aebischer-Richeson Funeral Home, St. Jacob, Ill., with the Rev. Matt Henson officiating. Interment will be in Keystone Cemetery, St. Jacob, Ill.
AEBISCHER-RICHESON FUNERAL HOME, St. Jacob, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 8, 2016