NILES - Sylvia Jean Clay, 94, passed away peacefully at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday April 28, 2020 at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born in Perry, Missouri on March 13, 1926 the daughter of Raymond and Vishie (Moore) Campbell.
Jean was a 1944 graduate of Center High School in Center, Missouri and received a teaching degree from the Hannibal LaGrange College. For twelve years she was an assistant cook at the Niles City Schools. She was a devoted member of the Niles First Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and crafting. Most of all she cherished the time spent with her loving family. She is survived by four sons, Roy L. (Jane) Clay of Austintown, Darrell R. (Carla) Clay of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Robert O. (Peggy) Clay of Niles, Ronald E. (Dina) Clay of Boardman; two daughters, Karen F. (Patrick) DiLuzio of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sharon K. (Richard) Yanek of Bristolville; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; brother, John Campbell of Tucson, Arizona; three sisters, Betty Baker of Columbia, Missouri, Sue Boots of LaGrange, Missouri, Ruth Dugan of Mexico, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene J. Clay whom she married on January 12, 1946 and who died on February 21, 2009; two grandsons Michael A. Clay, Jared R. Clay; three brothers, Joseph Campbell, Edgar Campbell, Don Campbell; and two half brothers, Lester Bright, Norman Bright.
A private family funeral will be Thursday April 30, 2020 at the
Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles. Pastor Dave Burman will officiate. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery.
The Clay Family thanks the staff at Shepherd of the Valley, Niles who has assisted Sylvia Jean in the past several years and the staff on the second floor at Trumbull Regional Medical Center whose kindness and communication to our family at this time was amazing!
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Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home
126 West Park Avenue
Niles, OH 44446
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