Clara Chandler Dudley was born November 26, 1929 in Egypt, MS. She was the fourth of six children. She married the love of her life Alfred Dudley Sr. and to this union 8 children were born. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for 68 years. Clara obtained her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University Northwest and her Master's degree from Purdue University Northwest. She taught in the Gary School System for over 30 years until she retired in 2006. Preceded in death by her husband Alfred Dudley, 3 brothers Abraham, Ellis and Alexander Chandler and sister Thelma Ewing. Clara leaves to cherish her loving memory: 2 daughters Glenda and Cassandra Dudley. 2 sons Harold and Alfred (Brenda) Dudley. 1 sister Inez Chandler; 3 sisters-in-law Mary Dudley, Geraldine Chandler and Josephine Chandler; 9 grandchildren Alisha (Darnell) Gaffney Sr., Damien (Sherita) Jackson, Whitney Edwards, Jalese Dudley, Dontrell Roach, Brandon Wright, Donald Dudley, Barbara Dudley and Samuel Dudley; 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends. *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE. Visitation Friday, November 10, 2017 from 12 to 8:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Family Hour Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1831 Virginia St. Rev. Dwight Gardner officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.
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Published in Post-Tribune from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2017.