Clara Frances Neal, 89, was called to Heaven on the 7th day of December 2020, to be with her Lord and Savior forever. She was a resident of Jackson Holzer Assisted Living. Clara was born on July 27th, 1931, to the late Owen Walters and Faye Walters at Thivener, Ohio.
Clara and Robert Lee Neal were married in April 1948, in Cattlesburg, Kentucky. They were blessed with five children and Clara is survived by three children including Delores L. Neal Wooldridge (David) Rozak, Jackson, Ohio; Pastor Danny K. (Glenna) Neal, Jackson, Ohio and Roger D. Neal, Cape Coral, Florida. The family had been blessed with 5 generations since 1969. Clara had 6 grandchildren including Chandra Wooldridge (Mike) Wolford, Porter, Ohio; Chris (Stephanie) Neal, Bidwell, Ohio; Tadd (Stephenie) Wooldridge, Patriot, Ohio; Danielle Neal (Greg) Libby, Jackson, Ohio; Chrissy Neal Archambault, Cape Coral, Florida; Travis (Rachel) Neal, Jackson, Ohio and Steven (Emily) Neal, Cape Coral, Florida. Clara also has 18 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Clara is also survived by her brother, James O. (Pat) Walters, Dayton, Ohio; daughters-in-law, Wanda Neal, Henderson, West Virginia and Cheryl Neal, Cape Coral, Florida; brothers-in-law, Larry (Ruby) Neal, New York; Jack (Linda) Neal, Bidwell, Ohio; Rev. Jerry (Sharon) Neal, Grove City, Ohio and sisters-in-law, Lora Mae Voreh, Gallipolis, Ohio and Donna (Steve) Williamson, Ft. Myers, Florida.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Robert L. Neal in 2013; two sons, Lonnie E. Neal in 2006 and Robert A. Neal in 2018 and sister, Imogene Walters Bowen in 1994.
Clara’s faith in God and her family were most important in her life. As a faithful daughter in Christ, she has been waiting to go to her heavenly home!!
Clara and Robert operated a dairy farm near Bidwell, Ohio for many years while their children were growing up and later, they moved to North Fort Myers, Florida. In 1976, started a residential rental business. For several years, they came back home to Ohio for the summers to a cabin they built in Porter, Ohio. Those were wonderful times for them as the kids, grand-kids, other family and friends would visit often and spend time with them.
Clara and Robert always attended church regularly until health issues prevented each of them from attending. They both really liked Christian Gospel Music, and when the children were growing up, Clara played the guitar and Bob sang with her in their local church. She most recently attended New Testament Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida. She moved to The Palms Assisted Living in Ft. Myers shortly after her husband, Robert, went to be with Jesus on 21st day of October 2013. In April 2018, Clara moved from Ft. Myers to Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson, Ohio, where she spent the last years of her life.
Graveside services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday, December 11, 2020 in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens, Ft. Myers, Florida officiated by Pastor Dan Neal, where she will be buried beside her loving husband, Robert.
Memorial services will be announced for Clara in Jackson, Ohio after the COVID-19 restrictions allow most of her family to attend. Pastor Janie Karl and Pastor Dan Neal will be officiating that service. Local arrangements were made under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio.
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