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Clara Elizabeth (Brenning) Sheldon
COSHOCTON: Trusting in Jesus Christ as her Savior, Clara Elizabeth (Brenning) Sheldon, 96, passed through the doorway between this world and the next on the morning of May 1, 2012.
Clara was born August 27, 1915 in Columbus, Ohio to Frederick William and Emma Elizabeth (Lamby) Brenning. She was raised on a farm on Columbus' east side in a tight knit family with two brothers and three sisters. A lifelong Lutheran, she was currently a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Coshocton, Ohio.
For many years, Clara and two of her sisters waitressed in Columbus at golf courses and at the Ohio state fairgrounds. She also worked locally at the Coshocton Recreation bowling center. She took an interest in bowling when she was young and, for around the next fifty years, bowled in many leagues in Columbus and later Coshocton. She was secretary of the Coshocton Keglerette league for twenty-five years. Clara enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flower gardens. Later in life, she developed a passion for making buckeyes and, in the course of a year, she would make thousands of them. She affectionately became known as the "Buckeye Lady" to many people. Her "buckeyes" made their way around the county and the country, including Saturday afternoons at the "Shoe."
On January 19, 1946, Clara married William Jack Sheldon, who preceded her in death in 2005 after nearly sixty years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Willard and Earl; and sisters, Dorothy, Evelyn, and Minnie.
Surviving family members are her daughter, Jeri (Charlie) Cooperrider of Heath, Ohio; her son, Fred (Kathy) Sheldon of Coshocton; grandchildren, Zak and Sarah Sheldon; and great granddaughter, Anna Sheldon, all of Coshocton.
Calling hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, 186 Park Ave., Coshocton, Ohio. Services will conducted at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor Bryan Kittner. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus where a brief graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM.
Those who wish may contribute to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to a
. An online memorial is located at www.givendawsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Coshocton Tribune from May 6 to May 7, 2012