"Growing up with Aunt Clara was so much fun. I remember spending the day and night with her and Aunt Dolores at the "old house". There was always music, singing and dancing when we were suposed to be cleaning up the dinner dishes. And Grandpa always yelling "Turn that noise down!" Wow, things sure haven't changed much. I was so blessed to have Aunts and Uncles close to my age. Aunt Clara could always be counted on to liven things up. She was a wonderful Aunt, a wonderful woman and so full of love. I know she is rejoicing at seeing my mom again. She never quit missing her. We will all miss you Aunt Clara and your fantastic smile and laugh. To the kids, you made her so proud. Keep her laugh alive in you and continue to hand out her smiles. Peace to all of you. To Ken, you made her so happy, thank you for that. You are a wonderful man.
– Kathy and Chuck Dougan, Niece,
Florissant, MO, Dec 31, 2012
"My husband Gary (Ken's brother) & I met Clara in 2003 & she & I immediately became friends. Gary & I spent time with Clara & Ken in St. Charles & in their winter home in Florida & Clara always made us feel so welcome. She & Ken joined us in the Smoky Mountains last year & helped us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We had such good times together & I will always remember her great smile & infectious laugh. I will miss her but I know God had a very special place reserved for her in heaven."
"I will always remember Aunt Clara, Heaven is a better place now with her.
My love and support goes out to all of you."
– Vincent Behlmann,
Dec 28, 2012
"I am privileged to have had Clara as my Aunt; to still have her infectious smile and robust laugh as part of a my memories; to have learned sarcastic humor from the best; and much more.
Thank you for sharing the Life Images. It's nice to see what a wonderful family she was surrounded with as her Spirit left us. I regret we will not be able to attend her funeral service, but will be in prayer with you during that time. We extend our heartfelt condolences and will cherish her memories forever."
– Monica (Behlmann) and Brad Steinle, Niece,
Shawnee, KS, Dec 27, 2012
"We will remember Clara experiencing life with vigor and passion. Always smiling and laughing with her family nearby. Her sense of humor along with her robust and infectious laugh made her fun to be with. We enjoyed watching her poke fun at Curt, which she did routinely. It was also nice to witness the very close & special connection she shared with Cindy. She was a strong woman with a heart of gold who will live on in each of her children and grandchildren. Our hearts go out to Ken and all six of you kids and your families. We'll pray that God gives you the strength you need during this difficult time.
Tina, Keith, Mia & Clay"
– Keith & Tina Logsdon, Cindy's Brother & Sister-in-law,
Newtown, PA, Dec 27, 2012