Dolores Jean Clayton

Dolores Jean Clayton

Dolores Jean Clayton, 88, died Saturday, December 30, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Born on April 8, 1929, to Russell Timblin and Ethelyn (Knupp) Timblin in Jefferson County, PA. She graduated as the Valedictorian of the 1947 class of Brady Township High School. She worked as a secretary for the Carborundum Company in Niagara Falls, NY until her marriage to Frank Clayton on August 25, 1951.

She was active in the many American Baptist Churches that her husband served as pastor. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, the outdoors and especially her grandchildren.

Predeceased by her parents; husband, the Rev. Dr. Frank Clayton; siblings, Chester, Merle, Clarabel Rose, Mary Reiter, Harvey; daughter-in-law, Judith Clayton; grandson, Joseph Clayton. She is survived by siblings, Elva Nelson, Ruth Marchioni, Lois Lealock, Russell; children, Philip, Lori (James) Abbott; grandchildren, Daniel (Kristin) Abbott, Jonathan Abbott, Heather (Jonathan) Shaw; great-grandchildren, Weylin Clayton, Raven Clayton, Maia Abbott.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Northville Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial will be held in the spring in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.