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Elva was a lifelong resident of the area. On Oct. 1, 1937, Elva and Clifford Ralph “Red” Clayton, were united in marriage. To this union three sons were born.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, in 1990; her son, Noah Obed Clayton on Jan. 15, 2005, and a son, Edmond D. Clayton, on Feb. 22, 1941 after living 19 days. Elva was also preceded in death by her oldest sister, Lilliam Irene Clayton in 1989, her youngest sister, Effia Louetta Johnston, in 2000, two brothers, Dr. Virgil Roy Lee Fry, of Muncie, Ind., and Elmer “Dale” Fry, of Burns, Ore.
Surviving are a son, Louin Ray Clayton and wife, Valerie, of Squires; three grandchildren, Russell William Clayton, Sheri Ann Johnston, and Thomas Louin Clayton; two step-grandsons, Jason and Kevin Robb; two great-grandsons, Issac and Thomas Johnston; one step-great-grandson, Nate.
Elva attended Oak Grove grade school at Wasola.
She was converted on Nov. 9, 1935, and joined the Oak Grove General Baptist Church in the same year. She taught pre-school Sunday school for around 20 years. She also helped with Bible school, and in later years helped at Camp Piland.
For a number of years she quilted by hand, and more recently made dolls and sold them at the farmers’ market.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Oak Grove General Baptist Church, Wasola, with the Revs. Robert Roberts and Charles McFarland officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Services are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.