Clay Jay Shaner Jr., 95

Clay Jay  Shaner Jr., 95, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Golden Living Valley in St. Marys.

Clay was born on May 5, 1918, in Celina, to the late Henry Clay Shaner  and Bessie Pearl (Miller) Shaner.  

He married Vera Irene Lusk Shaner, who died in August 1991.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ann (Phillip) Cramer, of Ottawa; a son, Tyrone Clay (Carol M.) Shaner, of Celina; a sister,  Virginia L. Brehm, of Celina; a brother, Vilas Leon (Laurie) Shaner, of Celina; a grandchild, Michael A. (Pam) Cramer; three stepgrandchildren, Gerald W. (Jen) Rutledge, of York, Pa.; John Rutledge, of Lima and Darren (Sandra) Rutledge, of Cincinnati.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Boyd L. Shaner and Louis Shaner; by two sisters, Alice Waynetta Curts and Thelma Grundin.

He graduated from Toledo Barber College in 1948 and was a barber for more than 58 years. He took over his father’s barber shop in Celina, and then moved to Lima in 1964. He operated the barber shop at Northland Plaza and the shop at the American Mall. He retired in 1999/2000. He attended Lima Community Church of the Nazarene.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima.

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, the Rev. Jim Mason, officiant.

Interment will be in Spencerville Cemetery, Spencerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 200 E. High St., 2nd Floor, Lima, OH, 45801.

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