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Clara Waldrop

October 23, 1930 — February 18, 2016

Clara Waldrop

Mrs. Clara June Waldrop, 85, of Coolidge, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Mexia. Clara June was born October 23, 1930 in Coolidge to James P. and Maggie M. Brewer Jones. She grew up in Coolidge and graduated Valedictorian of Coolidge High School in the class of 1947. She married Billy Waldrop, August 31, 1946 and they enjoyed nearly 70 years of marriage. Clara June lived an amazing life raising four children, as a wife and a homemaker; however, she never lost her love of school and learning new things. As the children got out on their own, she went back to school and received degrees in General Business and Real Estate. Over the years she worked as secretary at the First United Methodist Church in Mexia, held a position at the Mexia Daily News, worked in client services at the Mexia State School, was an underwriter for Farm Bureau in Waco and was a real estate broker. She was a lifelong resident of Limestone County and a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Coolidge. Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Billy; children; Bill Waldrop, Jr. of Mexia, Larry Waldrop of Coolidge, Sandra Waldrop-McKissack and husband, Hollis of Mexia and Leah Henderson and husband, Huey of Henderson; grandchildren, Jodi Pistler and husband, Bobby, Marti Ewell and husband, B.J., Cody Waldrop, Wendi Medley and husband, J.R., Kit Waldrop, Lindsay Stanley and husband, Derek, Andy Russell and wife, Micah, Mika Jackson and husband, Kent, Kyle Henderson and wife, Katie, Hannah Graham and husband, Hunter; great grandchildren, Breyer Waldrop, Bailey Waldrop, Paige Waldrop, Laurynn Weedin, Morgan Medley, Wilsey Ewell, Wasey Ewell, Jaxon Stanley, Ryder Stanley, Lexi Stanley, Autry Russell, Carter Wheat, Ella Wheat, Tripp Jackson, Gavin Henderson, Kylie Henderson and Scarlett Henderson; and sister, Gayle Jones of Colorado. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Coolidge with Reverend Robert Barnett officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Hill Cemetery. Her grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Coolidge or the Prairie Hill Cemetery Association.

Visitation Details

Friday, February 19th, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home

Service Information

Saturday, February 20th, 2016 2:00pm, First United Methodist Church - Coolidge*

Interment Details

Prairie Hill Cemetery

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