(Lexington, KY) Clara Mae Stanley George, 94, passed away Wednesday, March 24, after a brief illness.
She was a business-data- accounting teacher at the Jefferson Joint Vocational School and taught third grade students at Bowerston Elementary School in Ohio. She also ministered in music, children, youth and young family programs in the United Methodist churches she and her husband, the late Rev. D. Scott George, served in Jefferson, Carroll, Belmont and Harrison Counties in Ohio. Following her retirement, she and her husband relocated to Burgin, Kentucky to be near family. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of Lexington, KY.
She was a graduate of Mingo Junction High School (1944), attended Asbury College (Wilmore, KY), and holds degrees from Kent State University (OH) and Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH). A native of the Georges Run community in Steubenville Ohio, she was born on July 21, 1926 to the late Walter and Bertha (Whippo) Stanley.
She is survived by her daughter Alice George (Wayne) Rogers of Wilmore, KY; son Walter (Susan) George of Aberdeen, MD; grandsons Alexander Rogers of Dearborn, MI and B. George Rogers of Lexington, KY; 20 nephews and nieces, and several great-nephews and great nieces and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
She was preceded in death by siblings and their spouses, Edith (Robert) Stanley Morgan, Eleanor (Robert) Stanley Riel, Gris Stanley, Phyllis Fuller Stanley and Donald (Virginia) Stanley, and one nephew.
She was a member of the Finley United Methodist Church in Steubenville, OH. Clara ministered with her husband at United Methodist churches in Perrysville, Pleasant Hill, Palermo, Mt. Pleasant (Carroll County, OH); Freeport, Smyrna, Scio (Harrison County, OH); South Bellaire, Ohio; and the Finley United Methodist Church in Steubenville, Ohio. While living in Kentucky, they worshipped at the Burgin United Methodist Church.
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. George was held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington, KY with a visitation held at noon until the time of the service.
A graveside service will be held at New Alexandria, Ohio cemetery later in the spring at a date yet to be determined.
Memorial gifts are suggested to God’s Pantry Food Bank, 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY 40511 or Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43952.