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Helen M. (Williams) Clary, 88, of Anderson, passed away on Aug. 11, 2017, at Edgewater Woods Nursing Home in Anderson.
She was born on Sept. 29, 1928, in Cobden, Ill., and resided most of her life in Anderson.
She worked for Container Corporation of America and retired after 30 years of service.
She was a lifelong volunteer of The Salvation Army. Helen loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Helen is survived by her loving daughter, Bobbette (Thomas) Snyder of Anderson; stepsons, Mike (Chris) Clary of Alexandria, and Tom Clary of Somerset, Ky.; brother, Raymond L. (Bonnie) Williams of Angel Fire, N.M.; grandchildren, Ingrid (Tony) Riley, Robb (Leny) Snyder, Matthew (Jussara) Snyder, and Rebekah Snyder Logan; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brockmyer, Zachary, and Chloie Riley, Lena and Emily Snyder, Thomas, Isabella, Alexandra and Sophia Snyder, Lauren Snyder and William Logan, Starla Niccum, and Justus Gabriel Ellis. Also surviving is her niece, Melissa (Craig) Kleinlein, children, Sara and Daniel; nephew, Michael (Angie) Williams; several cousins, and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin L. Clary; son, Herbert W. "Bud" Ellis Jr.; parents, Raymond A. and Audrey (Malaer) Williams; brother, Marian C. (Dorothy P.) Williams; sister, Ruth A. Ocegura; granddaughter, Claire Marie Ellis Niccum; and grandson, Christopher B. Ellis.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will follow visitation at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Daryl A. Gilbert of St. Matthew United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place in the Anderson Memorial Park at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 1615 Meridian St., Anderson, IN 46016.
Published on August 16, 2017
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