Claire Nadine Crill, the daughter of Paul and Esther (Russell) Richey, was born July 13, 1936, in Corning, Iowa. Claire entered eternal rest on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of eighty-one years.
Claire attended school in Carbon until high school. She graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1953. Claire was united in marriage to Wayne Harvey Crill on June 7, 1953, at the Corning United Methodist Church. Three children were born to bless this union: LuAnne; Lanette; and Todd.
Claire took great pride in being both a “stay at home” mother and farm wife. She baked wedding cakes and worked at the Little Bear farm store in Corning until she started working for the Soil Conservation Service. She would work at this job for 21 years until retirement at 62.
Claire had many interests. She was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of several leagues. Later in life she also enjoyed dancing. She was member of the Corning First Presbyterian Church, and the American Angus Auxiliary. Above all else, family was most important to her, and she always looked forward to time spent with them. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Claire’s memory are her children: LuAnne (Ron) Brown, Corning, Iowa; Lanette (Mike) Ernst, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Todd (Michelle) Crill, Creston, Iowa; six grandchildren: Tom Brown; Teresa (Brian) Urwiller; Maren Ernst: Amanda Ernst; Casey Jones; Taylor Crill; two great-grandchildren: Mya Brooke Urwiller; sister: Alice Joy Peterson, Creston, Iowa; brother: Sam Richey, Corning, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding Claire in death, were her parents, and husband Wayne in 2010.