CAMBRIDGE?-- Clara M. (Gay) Casford died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2007) at the Cambridge Manor Home at the age of 96.
She was born Dec. 15, 1910, at Lebanon the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Hallie Elizabeth (Horton) Weatherwax. She grew up at Lebanon where she attended Lebanon High School.
On June 25, 1930, she married Truman A. Gay at Oberlin and they made their home northwest of Lebanon until 1941, and then they moved to the Lyle Community before moving back to Lebanon in 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Gay on March 18, 1965.
She moved to McCook in 1966. On June 18, 1970, she married Glen Casford and they resided in McCook where her husband owned Casford Oil Co. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1974.
She moved to Highland Park in McCook in April 1996, before moving to Tri Valley Assisted Living at Cambridge. She moved to the Cambridge Manor in January 2005.
She was an accomplished seamstress, especially in dress making, and crocheting. She was a passionate flower and vegetable gardener.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Elvis Weatherwax and his wife, Mae.
She is survived by two daughters, Glema Macy and husband, Jack of Lebanon and Darlene Lobato and husband, Ray of Larkspur, Colo.; five grandchildren, Greg Macy and wife, Beth, Sherri Loucks and husband, Jeff, Monte Hemphill and wife, Shelli Mumaw and husband, Todd, and Tonia Hemphill; seven great-grandchildren, Richard Macy, Blake Macy, Ashleigh Loucks, Halleigh Loucks, Cameron Loucks, Danielle Mumaw and Madison Hemphill.
Services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook, with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating. Interment will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Memorials may be given in her name
Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.