MIFFLINTOWN - Claire W. Imes, 101, of Bridges at Brookline, Mifflintown, and formerly of Academia, died at 10:58 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Brookline.
Born on Aug. 16, 1911, in Richfield, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Hoyt and Mary (Sheaffer) Benner. On July 22, 1927, she married her husband, Miles H. Imes, with whom she spent nearly 67 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on May 30, 1994.
Surviving are: her daughter, Fay E. Campbell and her husband, Thomas; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy H. Imes, all of Mifflin; a brother, Lester M. Benner and his wife, Beatrice, of Middleburg; five grandchildren, Larry M. Imes, Carol M. Lyter and her husband, Tom, Mary C. Ennist and her husband, Michael, W. Edward Imes and Tennille Shetron and her husband, Shane, all of Mifflin; and she leaves behind four great- grandchildren, Ryan M. Ennist and his wife, Chrissy, of Drexel Hill, Jenna M. Imes, of Allentown, Brooks D. Ennist, of Marysville, Bailey C. Imes, of Mifflin; and a stepgreat- granddaughter, Michelle Holler and her husband, Travis Holler, of Mifflintown.
Claire W. Imes
Preceding her in death was a son, Merle C. Imes, on Aug. 24, 2010, and four sisters, Ellie Strawser, Katie Stroup, Florence Benfer and Iva Howell.
She was the oldest living member of Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Academia, and had been attending South Juniata Baptist Church, Honey Grove.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her cow and chickens, as well as cooking, canning and gardening.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Academia Cemetery, Academia.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the funeral home.
For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, 641 Glenn Hollow Road, Port Royal, PA 17082.