Joan “Joni” Renee Clay, 48, Warsaw, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug., 5, 1969, in Huntington, to Greg D. and Jane E. (Underhill) Smith.
She has been a Warsaw resident since 1977 and was formerly of Huntington. On Sept. 30, 1995, she was united in marriage to Lon J. Clay in North Manchester. She worked at Biomet for 26 years in various positions. She was a member of Warsaw Community Church. In addition, she was an avid reader and gardener. She also loved her dogs and grand-dogs.
She is survived by her husband; four children: Samuel (Holly) Richardson, Battle Ground; Kailin Clay, Kylee Clay and Courtney Clay, all of Warsaw; her mother, Jane and step-father, James Friermood, Huntington;; siblings: Jeff Smith, Peoria, Ariz.; Jennifer Frankle, Huntington.
She was preceded in death by her father, Greg Smith.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m., Monday, March 12, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service with one hour prior visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the chapel.
At the family’s request visitors are asked to refrain from wearing black clothing.
Pastor Jeff Pfiefer will officiate the Funeral Service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Family of Joni Clay C/O McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel 2290 Provident Court
Warsaw, IN 46580 or online at Go Fund Me
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