Treva Lucille Clapsaddle


After a long courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis, Treva Lucille Clapsaddle, 88, of East Liberty, went to her heavenly home Saturday, March 29, 2014.

She was born on July 18, 1925, in Millerstown, to the late Forest and Lena Mary Pence Comer.

On Feb. 2, 1946, she married George Richard Clapsaddle in East Liberty and he preceded her in death March 19, 2013. She also was preceded in death by a sister- and brother-in-law, Imogene and Arthur Clapsaddle; her brother, Bill Comer; and brother-in-law, Jay Ricketts.

Surviving are her children, Paul (Junis) Clapsaddle of Marysville, Dale (Lynne) Clapsaddle of Zanesfield and Carolyn (Harvey) Grimes of East Liberty; grandchildren, Tammy (Andy) Dosch, Chris (Amy) Clapsaddle, Teresa (Jeff) Robson, Julianna (Neil) Niemi, Josh (Heather) Clapsaddle, Jaymie LeVan, Todd (Hillary) Clapsaddle, Alonna (Bill) Watkins and Valorie (Luke) Jolliff; great-grandchildren, Raiph LeVan, Melanie Watkins, Sailor LeVan, Brennan Robson, Grayson Niemi, Sidney Dosch, Morgan Robson, Madison Watkins, Maximus Clapsaddle, Everett Clapsaddle, Kaylor Niemi, Bode Clapsaddle, McKale Watkins, Kaley Dosch, Dalton Clapsaddle, Kiera Clapsaddle, Lane Jolliff, Kalla Niemi, Harmen Niemi and Marley Watkins; her siblings, Kathleen Ricketts and Paul E. Comer, both of Zanesfield; sister-in-law, Sandy (Jim) Godwin of West Liberty; a niece and numerous nephews.

First employed by A.J. Miller, Treva also worked for Perry Zane School. She was very proud to be a “Rosie the Riveter.” Her most treasured role in life was being a lifelong homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Treva was a longtime member of the East Liberty Church of Christ and Calvary Baptist Church and served in various ways over the years. She enjoyed East Liberty card club, square dancing, photography, gardening, traveling coast to coast and to Alaska, and wintering in Florida with beloved friends from Logan County. She had a passion for butterflies. Working alongside George in his many projects and adventures brought her much joy and sense of accomplishments.

Treva and George had a calling for visiting people in their times of need. Prison ministry and caring for foster children were part of that endeavor. Her greatest joy was joining George not only in this life but anticipating eternity together.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Pastors Jason Robson and Jerry McQueen officiate a service at 11 a.m. Friday in the East Liberty Church of Christ. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the East Liberty Church of Christ and Calvary Christian School.

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