Fay Claflin

Monday, August 11, 2008

July 24, 1915 - Aug. 8, 2008

FARNAM -- Fay Claflin, age 93 of Farnam, died Aug. 8, 2008, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.

She was born July 24, 1915, at Frontier County to Elmer and Ida (Seybold) Maret. She attended rural school in the Stockville area.

On July 16, 1932, she married O. Wayne Claflin at Stockville. The couple made their home in Stockville, Elsie and Moorefield before moving to a farm site north of Farnam. In 1961, the couple moved to Farnam where Fay worked as a school cook from 1963 until her retirement in 1978. Mr. Claflin preceded her in death in 1986. Following the death of her husband, she worked at Steve's Café in Gothenburg. In most recent years, she enjoyed the quiet life at home in Farnam.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed time spent with family, especially dinner on Sundays. She will be remembered for her wonderful cooking and baking.

She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Nita, Donna and Marilyn; four sisters, Dorothy, Evelyn, Eunice, Agnes; and a brother, Merle.

Survivors include her two sons, Edward (Shirley) Claflin of Gothenburg, Micheal (Deb) Claflin of Farnam; two daughters, Cindy (Ron) Sabin of McCook, Ruth "Lynn" Raney of Cozad; sister, Beulah (Lawrence) Hall of Cozad; 23 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; more than 55 great grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.

Services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating. Burial will be in the Arbor Cemetery west of Stockville.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.

Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.