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Fay Claflin, 93 - August 13, 2008


Fay L. Claflin, 93, of Farnam, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating. Burial took place at the Arbor Cemetery west of Stockville.
Claflin was born on July 24, 1915, in Frontier County to Elmer and Ida (Seybold) Maret. She attended rural school in the Stockville area.
On July 16, 1932, she was united in marriage to O. Wayne Claflin at Stockville. The couple resided at Stockville, Elsie and Moorefield, before moving to a farmsite north of Farnam.
In 1961, the couple moved to Farnam where she worked as a school cook from 1963 until her retirement in 1978.
Following the death of her husband in 1986, she worked at Steve’s Café in Gothenburg. In most recent years, she enjoyed the quiet life at home in Farnam, said family members.
She was an avid gardener, a wonderful cook and baker and enjoyed time spent with family, especially dinner on Sundays, according to family members.
?Claflin was preceded in death by: her husband, O. Wayne in 1986; three daughters—Nita, Donna and Marilyn; four sisters—Dorothy, Evelyn, Eunice and Agnes; a brother, Merle.
?Survivors include: her two sons—Edward (Shirley) Claflin of Gothenburg, and Micheal (Deb) Claflin of Farnam; two daughters—Cindy (Ron) Sabin of McCook, and Ruth “Lynn” Raney of Cozad; a sister, Beulah (Lawrence) Hall of Cozad; 23 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, over 55 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be shared with the family at berrymanfuneralhome.com.

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