Clayton L. O'Hara

Clayton L. O'Hara, 94, formerly of Eaton, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Otterbein in Middletown.

Born on May 20, 1918 in Campbellstown, he was the son of the late John W. & Virgie L. (Flora) O'Hara. Clayton was a 1935 Jackson High School graduate and received his Bachelor Degree in 1949 from Earlham College. In 1959, Clayton received his Master's Degree in Education from Miami University. Clayton was a teacher at Dixon School from 1949 to 1953 and at Dayton City Schools from 1953 to 1975. He was a Life Member of NEA and Life Member OEA, and a member of Richmond Photography Club. He taught Photography and Biology, and was a 60-year member and Past Master of Bolivar Lodge #82 F&AM. He was a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, and a member of Shriners International. Clayton served in the Ohio State National Guard in Eaton, for many years, and was a member of Campbellstown United Church of Christ. He worked with the Ohio State Highway Department for many years and after retirement was an avid bicyclist. Clayton was a Charter Member of High Twelve Sebring #592; an active member in various vamping vlubs and was a Boy Scout leader in Jackson Township. Clayton was also a bee keeper.

He was preceded in death by brother, Rev. Heber O'Hara; sisters, Mabel Hitt and Ruth Paddack.

He is survived by wife of 73 years, Janis I. (Kinner) O'Hara; daughters, Barbara (Dave) Cox of Eaton, and Kathy Posey of Richmond, Indiana; son, Bob (Diane) O'Hara of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, David Cox, Dan Cox, Susan (John) Gosz, Janis O'Hara, Michael Sorah and Karen Sorah; great-grandchildren, Alexander Gosz and Riley Bridges; step-grandchildren, Jason (Amy) Posey and Jeff (Christina) Posey; step great grandchildren, Mara, Claire, Chase, Maddie and Matt Posey.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, April 6, at the Campbellstown United Church of Christ, with Rev. Randall Harvey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Campbellstown United Church of Christ, 2890 West Florence Campbellstown Rd., Eaton, OH 45320 or to the Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at

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