Clara Speedy, 92, Mifflin, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Jasper Memorial Skilled Care with her children beside her.
She was born May 21, 1927, in Mifflin, to the late James Roy and Dessie Denbo Smith.
Clara attended the Mifflin Grade School for eight years and graduated from English High School. She was an active participant of Mifflin Community Church. Clara was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She worked as a typist and secretary at the Dayton Air Force Base in Ohio. Clara traveled to Ohio by passenger train. She married Kenneth W. Speedy on Jan. 15, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2016. Clara was active in the Crawford County Homemakers Club and was a 4-H leader for many years. Clara was loyal and committed to Crawford County and the people and businesses in the community. Clara enjoyed quilting, embroidering, crocheting and gardening.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth Speedy; her siblings, Everett E. Smith, Gerald Smith and infant Crystal Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Tala Elizabeth Midle.
Survivors include her children, Shirley Shields (Stephen) of Rockport, Steven Speedy (Wanda) of Mifflin and Doris Holzbog of Huntingburg; her grandchildren, Lora Gaesser (Gary), Robert L. Shields (Krista), Sarah Midle (Scott), Paul Speedy, Karen Speedy (Stephen Kinsel), Sarah Hanson (Josh), Chris Goldman (Lindsay), Andrew Holzbog ( Mackenzie) and Kyle Holzbog (Shelby); 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, after 9 a.m. at Denbo Funeral Home in English.
Funeral: Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Bethany Union Cemetery in Eckerty.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Bethany Union Cemetery or Mifflin Cemetery.