Clara Louise Schoenberger
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Clara Louise Schoenberger, age 93 , died at the home of her daughter on November 13th at 6:30 PM. She was born in Wharton, Ohio on September 1, 1927 to the late Raymond and Gladys Mae Shaffer. On August 4, 1945, Clara married Luther Schoenberger. Together they had two children, Carol, and Ron. Clara lived in Ohio from her birth until 1997, when she moved to Tupelo, MS to be near her daughter.
In her childhood, Clara was an active member of Beech Grove Church. Later, she was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Upper Sandusky, Ohio and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tupelo, MS. Her faith in God guided her throughout her life.
Clara is preceded in death by husband, Luther Schoenberger, father, Ray Shaffer, mother, Gladys Mae Shaffer, brothers and sister, Raymond Shaffer (Evelyn), Eldon (Thelma), Wallace (Carolyn), Foster (Frances), Kenneth (Doris), Crystal (Mark), Calvin (deceased in infancy), Fredrick, brother-in-law Richard Bennett, and sister-in-law Betty Mason (Robert).
Clara is survived by her sister, Carolyn Joyce Bennett, sister-in-law Anna Jane Shaffer (Fredrick), daughter, Carol Wright (Dave), son, Ronald Schoenberger (Sharon), grandchildren Craig Wright (Charlotte), Christy Essary (the late David Essary), Peter Schoenberger, and Matthew Schoenberger (Jennifer), great grandchildren, Tanner and Katelynn Essary, Ryleigh and Ryan Wright, and Emma and Michael Schoenberger.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held later in Ohio. Holland Funeral Directors - Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials for Clara can be made to Methodist Senior Services (MSS Development Office PO Box 1567, Tupelo, MS 38802-1567), and Sanctuary Hospice, (Sanctuary Hospice, PO Box 2177, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38803). Condolences may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com.