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CASEY -- Joyce Eleanor (Newlin) Clapp, age 99, of Casey, IL passed away at 4:12 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey, IL. She was born October 13, 1917 in Westfield, IL, the daughter of Charles Newlin and Rosa Cartwright Newlin. She was first married to Paul E. Nay, the father of Charles and Kenneth. She later married Richard Clapp on August 16, 1947 in Grandview, IL. He passed away in June 1978.

Survivors include her son, Charles E. Nay of Paris, IL; daughter, Anita J. Kramer of Hood River, OR; grandchildren, Dawn Ellen Nay Lorey (Marc), Charles Kenneth “C.K.” Nay, Tara Kramer Williams (Todd), Daniel Nay, Janice Nay, Bradley Clapp (Joanna) and Tami Craft; eleven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Kenneth Nay; stepsons, Raymond E. Clapp and Charles Clapp; son in law, Bob Kramer; daughters in law, Linda Clapp and Marsha Nay; brothers, Aden Newlin, Gerald Newlin and Charles J. Newlin and sisters, Lora Walton and Lois Shuey.

Joyce previously worked for Motorola as a product inspector in Tempe, AZ. She volunteered at the Tempe hospital for over fifteen years. Joyce was an active and faithful member for the Casey First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and attended the Senior Saints Bible study. She was a member of the former Casey Woman’s Club.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Ellis and Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, IL. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Casey First Baptist Church “Helping Hands”, P.O. Box 187, Casey, IL 62420

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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