Nancy Lee Clayton
Funeral Date: 9/5/2017

Obituary:
Nancy Lee Vondrak Clayton, 73, of Warren, AR, died Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, in Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, due to complications following heart surgery. She was born August 31st, 1943, in Chicago, Ill, a daughter of the late Edward Victor Vondrak and Rose Komarek Vondrak. Her early religious training was in the Lutheran Church in Chicago. She graduated from Gage Park High School in Chicago, Ill, in 1961. She was then employed with the civil service in Chicago as a secretary, where she met her husband, Cliff Clayton, whom she married August 25th, 1962. Nancy’s first priority was raising her two daughters and caring for her home and husband. They lived many places during Cliff’s 20-year Air Force career, during which Nancy served in the PTA in Jacksonville, AR, and led Girl Scout troops in Biloxi, MS, and Knob Noster, MO. Cliff and Nancy moved to Warren, AR, in 1976, where she became very active as a volunteer. She was a member of the Warren Band Parents’ Association, where she chaperoned band and choir trips, worked in the concession stand and performed in the Warren Band Follies. She was a mainstay at the Helping Hands Food Bank for almost 15 years. She also worked at Mode O’Day clothing store and the water office in downtown Warren. After Cliff’s retirement, he and Nancy built their dream house, which served as a home base for many trips together. They visited their daughters regularly and traveled the US--especially enjoying a 50th anniversary cruise to Alaska. Nancy and her daughters took a trip to the Czech Republic in 2003, where Nancy explored her family heritage. Nancy attended Westside Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, served in the kitchen and enjoyed working with children in VBS. She dearly loved her church family and participating in the church’s monthly outing with the Pairs and Spares group. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Wayne Clayton; two daughters and their husbands, Donna Rich (Pat) Ogden, UT, and Laura Eady (Fred) Carrollton, GA; two sisters, Barbara Allen, Palos Park, Ill, and Cynthia Mills, Berwyn, Ill; a brother, Edward Vondrak, Jackson, MS; sister-in-law, Dixie Clayton, Warren, AR; two grandchildren, Jake Rich and Clayton Rich, Riverdale, UT; and nieces and nephews, Brooke, Dick and Todd Allen; Amanda and David Mills; Joyce Hammons and Michael Clayton; and their families. Funeral service was 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 5th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Stewart Marshall and Rev. Danny Kelly officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Wally Ferguson. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers Jake Rich, Clayton Rich, Fred Eady, Pat Rich, Robert Hammons, and Philip Hammons. Honorary pallbearers were Beau Castleberry, Chris Castleberry, Mike Clayton, Jeremy Hammons, Ronnie Higgins, Preston McKinney, David Mills, Rusty Rowell, and Kenneth Thompson.

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Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: We are so very sorry to hear you lost Mrs. Nancy. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Name: John and JeNelle Lipton
Message: Our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of Nancy. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Name: Ronnie and Barbara Higgins
Message: We are so very sorry, she will definitely leave a void in the hearts of many.

Name: Myrna Nest
Message: Please accept my condolences during this time of distress. While it is indeed sad that you are mourning the loss of your dear Nancy, it saddens God more. In the days ahead, you will continue to reflect on seemingly small, yet precious memories. This happens when we experience the loss of someone loved. However, take comfort in knowing that just as you have memories, almighty God remembers too. The difference is, God can and will restore perfect life to those in His memory as explained in the faith strengthening video ** https://vimeo.com/231567329

Name: June West
Message: I am so sad and sorry you lost Nancy she was a very nice lady.

Name: David and Mimi Brooks
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Name: David and Mimi Brooks
Message: Clifford we send our prayers to you and your family

Name: Kenneth & Scarlett Thompson
Message: Dearest Family, Cannot say all I would like to say about our dear Nancy,We will miss her so! Beautiful inside and outside. She will be Forever with us in our hearts, We will Lay you to rest this day! Home at last, Nancy.

Name: Donna Ashcraft
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