Dora Mae Clapsaddle
SALEM — Dora Mae Clapsaddle, 89, of Salem, passed on to her heavenly home on Nov. 15, 2018, at Brookdale Senior Living after a lengthy illness.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1929, in Hanover Township, to Van A. Mills and Thelma Morris Mills Debray who preceded her in death.
Her husband, Paul W. Clapsaddle, whom she married on Nov. 29, 1946, preceded her in death in 2011.
Mrs. Clapsaddle graduated from Augusta High School in 1947. She lived the majority of her life in Kensington and always had strong ties to the Salem community as well. She never knew a stranger and participated in many activities and organizations throughout her life.
She was a lifetime member of the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church where she served as elder and sang in the church choir. An avid gardener, she was active in the Town and Country Garden Club. A member of the Hanover Historical Society, she always looked forward to participating in the annual Peddlers Days festivities. Bowling was her favorite pastime and along with her teammates she travelled the country for many national tournaments. Her team was state champions and she was inducted into the McCook Area WBA Hall of Fame.
She retired from her real estate career with Herron & Associates of Salem. A 25-year volunteer in the RSVP program at the Salem Community Hospital, she also was awarded the Salem YWCA Woman of the Year. Above all her number one priority was her family that she was most compassionate about.
Survivors include a daughter, Sheila (Jeff) Hardesty of Powell, Ohio; and two sons, Paul Jr. (Karen) Clapsaddle of Horsham, Pa., and Keith Clapsaddle of Greenville, S.C.; three granddaughters, Andrea Neill of Four Oaks, N.C., Amy Lane of Beloit, Ohio, and Amanda (Jon) Huber of Clayton, N.C.; and 10 great-grandchildren Madelyn, Jacob, Cassidy and Bailey Neill, Camden, Sydney and Harper Lane and Wesley, Benjamin and Elliot Huber.
Preceding her in death are a brother, Van A. Mills; sisters, Patsy Mills Temple and Mary Lou Mills Patterson; and her stepfather, James Debray Sr.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Dean Economous and the staff and aides at Brookdale Salem for their kind and constant support and care. Also a debt of gratitude to the members of the Ohio Living Hospice for the love and compassion that they never stopped giving.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Maple-Cotton Funeral Home in Kensington. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tom Allmon officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Internment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton.
Donations may be made to the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, Hanoverton, Ohio; or to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice at 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Suite 201, Canfield, Ohio 44406.