Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Clara M. (Barton) McKenna

Clara M. McKenna, age 62, of 135 Second Street, Shelby, Ohio, died early Friday morning, February 9, 1996, at her home after a one year battle with cancer.

Clara was born January 26, 1934 in New Castle, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Elizabeth C. (Yeykal) Barton.

Mrs. McKenna was a homemaker and a member of Most Pure Heart Of
Mary Catholic Church where she was active in the Ministry Of Praise and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of Shelby Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, A.A.R.P., Parents Support Group Of Richland New Hope Center, and was a board member and secretary of Independent Living Services Of North Central Ohio. She was a 1951 graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. McKenna, whom she married on October 26, 1963; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Carolyn McKenna of Memphis, Tennessee; 4 daughters and sons-in-law,
Roberta J. and Robert Hobbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Colleen and Howard Garis of Fairbanks, Alaska; Kenna and David Bonnett of Shelby, Ohio; and Megan and Michael Brawley of Elyria, Ohio. 5 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; 2 sisters, Carolyn Barton of Shelby, Ohio and Joanne Noies of Silver Springs, Maryland.

Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby where a Christian Wake Service will be conducted Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, with her pastor Father John C. Missler, officiating. Burial will be in Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial expressions may be made to Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church or to Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

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