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In Memory of
Clara Mae McCammon
May 16, 1920 - June 6, 2018

Mnday, June 11th from 1-2 p.m. at Genoa Baptist Church

Monday, June 11th at 2 p.m. at Genoa Baptist Church

Africa Cemetery

Clara Mae (Wooten) McCammon, 98, of Lewis Center, Ohio, passed away at The Inn at Bear Trail in Lewis Center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. She was born in Gallia County, Ohio on May 16, 1920 as the sixth of twelve children. She was born three months prematurely after her mother fell from a porch. Clara was small enough to be carried in a peck basket until she was one year old. Her mother used creative means to keep her warm and protected, included putting her in dresser drawers and the warming drawer of the oven. She had five children with her first husband, Lindsey Everett Plymale. She had 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Clara was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Orpha (Hall) Wooten; siblings, Gordon Wooten, Edgar, Goldie Hasz, Thomas, Raymond, Ethel Hasz, Billy, Carl, Carol, and Phyllis Pope; husbands, Lindsey Plymale, Ceylon Frye, and Paul McCammon; son, David Everett Plymale; and son-in-law, Jerry Bean. She is survived by sister, Lucille Thivener; daughters, Sarah Margaret Bean, Deloris Mae (Jim) Willis, and Patricia Louise (Skip) Miller; son, Lindsey Allen (Sharon) Plymale; daughter-in-law, Almeda Plymale; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Clara belonged to the Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church in Westerville, Ohio for many years before attending the Genoa Baptist Church in Westerville, Ohio. She was a member of Olentangy Seniors and Top of the Hill. She was an avid quilt maker and loved to sew. She authored a book about her hometown of Gallipolis, Ohio, and even had a few of her poems published. She was active in her community and worked to save historic buildings. Clara loved life. She was a firecrackervibrant, courageous, and determined, with an irrepressible spirit. She left a mark on every heart she touched. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Rd, Westerville, OH 43082, with visitation from 1-2 p.m., Pastor Frank Carl, officiating. Interment will follow at Africa Cemetery in Lewis Center, where she'll be buried next to her first husband, Lindsey Plymale.


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