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Patricia Clay

August 7, 1933 — December 20, 2020

Patricia L. "Pat" Clay, 87, of East Liberty, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the OSU/Richard M. Ross Hospital in Columbus.
Born August 7, 1933 in rural Bellefontaine, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Bessie (Neer) Buchenroth. On April 7, 1956 in Bellefontaine, she married her husband of over 49 years, James Clay and he preceded her in death on September 22, 2005. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ann Moon; her brothers, Robert and Donald Buchenroth and a great grandson, Timothy.
A 1951 graduate of DeGraff High School, she worked as a beautician for over 65 years, owning and operating Pat's Beauty Nook for 59 of those years. A devoted member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church, she served for many years as treasurer for the church and was a member of the Miriam Circle. Pat was a very active supporter of the East Liberty and Perry Township events and was honored to serve as Grand Marshall of the 4th of July Fireworks in 2005. She was also awarded senior citizen of the year in 2018 for Logan County. An avid bowler, she participated in the Wednesday and Thursday morning leagues at TP Lanes for many years, was a girl scout leader for many years, enjoyed playing cards with the East Liberty Card Club, was very well known for her peach pies and looked forward to her monthly lunches with her high school classmates. Having a knack for crafts, she loved to crochet, knit sew and work with plastic canvas. Most of all she cherished her time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Jamie (Dave) Miller of Bellefontaine and Lori Young of Zanesfield; grandchildren, Aaron (Hollie Crooks) Miller, Ryan Miller, Kassie (Jon) Larsen, Krista (Aaron) Blakely, Kyler Young, Tristan Miller, Kallie Young and her great grandchildren, Taydin, Carson, Claira, Cahne, Joanna, James, Evelyn, Urijah and Journey.
Friends may call from 2-4 P.M. Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 28, 2020 at the East Liberty United Methodist Church 3293 Main St. East Liberty. Covid precautions will be observed at the funeral home and the church. Burial will follow at the East Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the East Liberty United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Service Details.


When: Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel
Address: 222 W. Center St. WEST MANSFIELD, OH 43358


When: Monday, December 28, 2020 11:00am
Location: East Liberty United Methodist Church
Address: 3045 N. Main St EAST LIBERTY, OH 43319


Monday, December 28, 2020 | 11:00am
When: Monday, December 28, 2020 11:00am
Location: East Liberty Cemetery

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