Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Clara J. Elking, 84, Coldwater, died Sept. 1, 2014, at Stone Springs Nursing Home, Vandalia.
She was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Union, to Joseph and Margaret Sleppy Stine. Her husband of 52 years, Donald ELking, survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are five children, Carol (Steve) Kennedy, Dayton, Joseph (Denise Dobberstein) Elking, Miamisburg, Kevin (Nancy) Igli, of Arkansas, Sheryl (Doug) Kuhn, Celina, and Connie (Mike) Fuller, Celina; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Helen Stine, Englewood.
Deceased is a brother, Donald Stine.
She was a member of the West Milton American Legion Auxiliary and the Celina Moose Auxiliary.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at St. Christopher Catholic Church, Vandalia. Burial will follow in Royal Oak Cemetery, Brookville.
Calling is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at St. Christopher Church, Vandalia.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.