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Obituary – Claire Patricia Whaley

August 17, 2018 | Community News

Claire Patricia “Pat” Whaley

March 26, 1932 – August 8, 2018

Claire Patricia “Pat” Whaley, 86, of Cranberry, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 2018, at Clarion Hospital following a brief illness.

Claire Patricia Whaley

She was born in Oil City on March 26, 1932, to the late Clare F. and Jennie M. (Kelso) Masters.

Claire was an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Seneca.

She enjoyed reading, traveling, camping, music, and spending time with her family.

She was a dedicated homemaker, caring for her family. With her husband, she owned and operated the Atlantic service station in Cranberry for many years before moving to Colorado in 1971.

Claire was married in Oil City on May 20, 1957, to Edward R. Whaley, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2003.

Surviving are six children; Otto R. Whaley and his wife Carol of Florida, Cindy D. Clark and her husband Paul of Cranberry, Michael D. Whaley of Costa Rica, Timothy A. Patterson and his wife Joyce of Longmont, Colo., Dixie L. Patterson of Cranberry, and Mark R. Whaley and his wife Joni of Fort Collins, Colo. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sisters; Eledrith Heckathorne, Donna Everly and Flo-Jeanine Turk.

Funeral services were held at Hile-Best Funeral Home in Seneca, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 3250 Route 257, Seneca, PA  16346.

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