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Clara M. Gamble

Clara M. Gamble, age 91, of Shelby, died Monday, November 26, 2018 at her home.

She was born June 29, 1927 in Shelby the daughter of the late Anthony and Santa (Vicintini) Caporini. After the early death of her mother, her father married Anna (Bertacco) Caporini who raised her. Clara was a 1945 graduate of Shelby High School. She worked at the Fashion Shop and Style Shop both in Shelby and Lazarus in Ontario.

Clara was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Shelby Eagles. She enjoyed shopping and working outside, especially mowing, planting flowers, and being in her garden. She loved spending time with her family and doing anything social as she thoroughly enjoyed people.

Clara is survived by her 3 daughters: Toni (Gary) Watson, Debra Myers, Julie Ginter all of Shelby; 4 Grandchildren: Mike (Angie) Workman, Julie (John) Clawson, Jamie (Jenifer) Godby, Nicole (Billy) Hartge; 6 great grandchildren: Ashley Workman, Zada Marquis, Joe Clawson, Emily Clawson, Madison Godby, Brock Hartge; 1 great great grandson: River Montgomery; Numerous nieces and nephews.

On January 22, 1947, Clara married Delbert M. “Deb” Gamble and he preceded her in death on September 10, 2004. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Gloria Lewis; 4 brothers, John, Dino, Bruno, and Evaldo Caporini.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 5-7 PM at the PENWELL TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a rosary will be recited at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Chris Mileski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Girls, so very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was a sweet lady was so good to Mary and Jack Imhoff,her neighbors. Worked with on a few committees at Church which was fun. Prayers

  2. Judy Caporini says:

    Debbie, Tony and Julie,
    My deepest sympathies. Thank you for being there for your mom. She did love life but is now reunited with her dearly loved husband and siblings. Hugs and prayers.

  3. Larry Frontz says:

    Debra, and family so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. prayers going up to you.

  4. Janet Stover says:

    Deb, Julie and Toni… I am so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard losing your Mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Hugs to you all.

  5. Tami Foreman Mitchell says:

    I am so so sorry for your loss…I loved Clara she work for my Grandma Doris Leonhardt at the Fashion Shop and she really was a big part of our family and we truly enjoyed her precious kindness and love…Big hugs to you she will be missed dearly…

  6. Jeanne Sanders says:

    Julie, and family. May you find comfort in so many loving memories and in knowing she is now reunited with her beloved husband. Blessings to you all and may you find peace in celebrating her life well lived. Love and hugs to you all.

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