Viola Clarke
1934 - 2021
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Viola Clarke

Winchester - Viola May (Keen) Clarke, 86, of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Reid Hospital in Richmond. She was born on May 17, 1934, in Kenton, OH to Clayton and Martha (Tackett) Keen.

Viola had attended the Saratoga Methodist Church and the Saratoga Church of God for 32 years, and was currently attending the White River Friend Church. She had worked at Champs Purse Factory in Saratoga and Stallion Sportswear in Winchester. Viola was a seamstress and in 1981 she met Ansel Toney and he mentored her on making kites. She was a woman of great faith in the Lord.

Viola is survived by her 4 sons, Rocky Paschal, Joe (Joanie) Paschal, Danny (Cathy) Paschal, and Lonny (Dawn) Paschal; 13 grandchildren and several great great grandchildren; and three brothers, Harry Keen, Larry Keen, and Bobby Keen.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Norman Paschal; her second husband, Raymond Clarke; two daughters, Julia Dees and Lora Sloan; a son, Jeffrey Paschal; a granddaughter, April Dees: three sisters, Crystal Masters, Collene Gilley, and Rosie Antonieo; and a brother, Sonny Keen.

A private family service to celebrate Viola's life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Walker Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Moreland officiating. Burial will follow at Saratoga Cemetery, in Saratoga.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Friday, at the funeral home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Published in The Star Press from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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