Dateline: January 12, 2006

Funeral services for Clara Beatrice Risley Lohoefer, age 98, were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2006, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Robin Gantz, Retired Presbyterian Ministers, and Don Stone, Church of Christ minister, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Lohoefer died Friday, January 6, 2006, in Clarendon.  She was born February 26, 1907, in Hunt County, Texas, and was brought to Donley County as an infant by  her parents Adam and Icy Stanford Risley.  She married Carl Harris in 1924 and then was married to Conrad Jerry Lohoefer in 1935. Clara worked for many years at the Farmers State Bank, which later became the First Bank and Trust and then the Herring National Bank, before retiring at the age of 85.  She was at one time active in her church.  Clara saw many changes in her 98 years, including two world wars, the great flu epidemic of 1918 that took the lives of many Americans, saw women gain the right to vote, and watched men walk on the moon.  She often said that she would like to come back in a hundred years to see what the world would be like. She departed this life as she had lived it, with grace and dignity.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Jerry Lohoefer; a granddaughter, Deborah Sharp DuPuy; a sister, Helen McGregor; and a brother, Lloyd Risley.

Survivors include her daughter, Billie Nell Shaffer of Clarendon; a brother, Maurice Risley and wife Mary Neil of Clarendon; two grandchildren, David Sharp of Clarendon and Jennifer Griffin of Florida; six great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren.

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