KERSHAW – Mrs. Marguerite Truesdale Clyburn, 96, widow of William Hampton Clyburn died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Morningside Assisted Living, Lancaster. Mrs. Clyburn was born in Kershaw and was a daughter of the late Hampton and Hattie Jordan Truesdale. Mrs. Clyburn retired as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper for Kershaw High School and Andrew Jackson High School. She was lovingly called "Mama Dot" by her family and close friends and was affectionately known as "Miss Dot" by the staff and caregivers at Morningside. She loved gardening, raking her yard, reading, shopping, spending time with her friends and cooking for her family. She was also an avid card player and greatly enjoyed the friends in her bridge club. Mama Dot had a close relationship with her grandchildren and cherished time spent with them. She especially enjoyed visits by her great-grandchildren. Though inactive these past few years, she was the oldest member of the Kershaw Presbyterian Church and for many years was a devoted member. She served her church in many capacities. She received the honorary life membership from the Presbyterian Woman and had served as moderator of the women of the church. She was also a former member of the Kershaw Garden Club. Mrs. Clyburn was known for her loving, youthful, and energetic spirit. Survivors are two daughters, Sandra C. Catoe, MD and Jane C. Holliday, both of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Karen Catoe, Earl Catoe Jr., Jane Catoe, William Catoe and Brent Holliday; five great- grandchildren, Kathryn Catoe, John Catoe, Elliott Catoe-Griffis, Jake Shore and Max Shore.
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She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Services for Mrs. Clyburn are 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Chapel of Baker Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Jesse Hegler. The family will receive friends immediately following in the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, 2986 Cane Mill Road. A private family burial will be held prior to the service in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Clyburn to the Kershaw Presbyterian Church, building fund, P.O. Box 611, Kershaw, SC 29067. Friends may visit from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, July 15 and prior to the committal service until 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 , at the funeral home for viewing. Baker Funeral Home is in charge.
Baker Funeral Home
210 East Hilton Street Kershaw, SC 29067
Published in The Lancaster News on July 14, 2013