Belinda “Bee” Clayton, 60, of Goshen died Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at home.
She was born Feb. 22, 1960, in Elkhart.
On May 16, 1981, she married Brian L. Clayton.
He survives along with her parents, J.D. and Judy (Laird) Garner of New Paris; two daughters, Brooke (Scott) Evans of New Paris and Bailey (Nick) Burt of Wakarusa; grandchildren, Graham, Kate, Cohen and Ryan; and three brothers, Michael (Cathy) Garner and Tim Garner, both of New Paris, Brett (Monica) Garner of Goshen; and a half-brother, Rick Chapman of Elkhart.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Garner.
A 1978 Fairfield High School graduate, Bee owned and operated US Male for 38 years before selling the business in 2018.
Bee was a woman who stood for those who could not, who offered a hand to those in need and who always stood up for what was right. She fiercely loved her grandchildren, children, husband, family and friends with her vibrant personality. Bee loved the lake, traveling, and living life to the absolute fullest, with a smile on her face and faith in her heart.
Visitation will be from noon-3 p.m., and 5-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, at Nappanee Missionary Church, 70417 SR 19, Nappanee, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 29 funeral service at the church. Pastor Jason Rohde will officiate.
Burial will follow at Whitehead Cemetery, New Paris.
Memorial gifts may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.