News Death Notice
BROYLES, Clara Mae age 79, of Fairfield, Ohio, devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Richmond, KY on July 15, 1934 to the union of the late Clay and Helen (Laine) Phelps. At an early age, Clara accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was baptized at the East End Methodist CME Church, Richmond, KY. After moving to Hamilton she became a member of Israel Baptist Church, and more recently, Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church. After graduating from Richmond High School, Clara went on to receive her Bachelors degree from Central State University in 1958. Early in her career, Clara worked in the City of Hamilton as Women & Girls Activities Supervisor, BTW Community Center, Inner City Director, YWCA, and Girls Summer Fun Director, Boys & Girls Club of America. In these roles, Clara was able to positively impact the lives of many young people within the community. Later in her career she worked as a Social Worker for the Butler County Department of Children's Services. Her affiliations over the years included: Fairfield Lioness Club, BTW Community Center Board of Directors, Hamilton YWCA Board of Directors, Transitional Living Inc. Board of Directors, City of Hamilton Public Schools Communications Committee, and City of Hamilton Human Relations Committee. Clara is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Howard Lee Broyles. Left to cherish her memory are her brother, George (Sandra) Phelps, five children, Helen "Dee Dee" Washington, Regina Wilkinson, Renee' Broyles, Howard Broyles Jr (Sherika), and Eric Broyles; eight grandchildren, Arthur "AJ", Micah, Daijah, Nneka, Kelechi, Anaiah, Cianan, CaiLei; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Jae'la, and Arvon; god-son Marquan Seago; sister-in-laws, Charlotte Avery, Janis Lawson, and Elaine Bowman, long-time friend Catherine Bradley, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Saturday May 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am followed by funeral service at the Thompson-Hall-Jordan Funeral Home, 11400 Winton Rd, Forest Park, OH 45240. Interment at Old Soldiers Cemetery, Richmond, KY.