Virginia J. Clay, 92, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Grower V. Johnson and Kathryn E. Mentzer. Virginia was an usher at the Pittsburgh Symphony youth concerts and was a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary. She also worked with the Mount Lebanon Republican party and taught Sunday school at Mount Lebanon United Presbyterian Church for 26 years. Virginia was a voracious reader and loved to play golf, do crossword puzzles and spend time with her family and friends. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Crystal River and will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
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Virginia is the beloved wife of the late Donald Clay. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Jeff) Clay and wife Gayle, Steven R. Clay and wife JoAnne; daughters, Deborah Grant and husband Bowie, and Cindy Thomas and husband Craig; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Fero Memorial Garden, 5891 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465, 352-746-4646. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to HPH Hospice of Hernando County, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Arrangements were entrusted to Grace Memorial Funeral Home in Hudson, 727-863-5471, www.gracefuneralhomehudson.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2013