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She loved to laugh, and a friend to everyone Abigail Renee Clayton, the daughter of William “Bill” Clayton and Elizabeth (Satterfield) Linder, was born Sept. 29, 1986, in Peoria, Ill., and passed away June 19, 2008 at the age of 21 years 9 months and 20 days.
Abigail was a resident of Brimfield for the past three months moving from Yates City, Ill. She was employed as a service representative with Maui Jim, a sunglass company. She also had worked as a nurse’s aid in Gainesville, Mo.
Abigail loved driving and swimming with her friends. She loved to laugh and would do anything for anyone. She was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger.
Abigail was preceded in death by a grandmother, Willow Mae Satterfield; an uncle Randy Clayton; a cousin, Josh; a great-grandfather, Cecil Turner; great-grandmothers, Lois Satterfield and Lilliam Clayton; and great-grandfather Tilford Clayton.
Her survivors include, her father, William “Bill” L. Clayton and Patty, Elmwood, Ill.; her mother, Elizabeth A. Linder and Randy, Yates City, Ill.; one brother, Zachary Clayton, Yates City, Ill.; two stepbrothers, Kyle and Tyler McCready, Elmwood, Ill.; one stepsister, Candy Linder, Galesburg, Ill.; maternal grandfather, Charles Satterfield, paternal grandmother, Rose Clayton and Wilford, all of Wasola, Mo.; great-grandmother, Iva Turner, Ava; many aunts and uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Saturday, June 21, at 2:00 p.m., in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Stan Collins, Rev. Dan Cottingim and Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Murray Cemetery.
Visitation was Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Abigail Clayton scholarship fund for her brother Zachary.
Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.