VERSAILLES - Clara C. Paulus, age 93, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on June 16, 2013, at 3 a.m. at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio.
She was born on March 21, 1920, in Coldwater, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Elenora (Schock) Sutter.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ralph Gigandet of Versailles, Ohio; son Jeff Paulus of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Keri (Charen) Kingrey, Chris (Sandy) Gigandet, Susan (Aaron) Bergman, all of Versailles, and Dana (Jill) Paulus of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Mandi Kingrey and fiancé Curtis Riegle, Katelyn Kingrey, Lindsey, Kyle and Tyler Gigandet, Ayden Lane and Stella Bergman of Versailles and Maynard Paulus of Columbus; sister, Mary Etta Eyink; and brother Zeno "Bud" Sutter.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Paulus, whom she married on June 22, 1950; sisters, Mildred Sutter and Len Hartings; brothers, Ralph and Joe Sutter.
Clara was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, sang in the church choir and a member of Daughters of Isabella. She worked at the bank in Coldwater for 40 years and then Buckeye Overall. She enjoyed reading books, ballroom dancing, weekly outings with friends, shopping and lunch with friends, bowling where she was the secretary of the league, playing cards once a week, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. as well as from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com