A celebration of life for lifelong McClave resident Lawrence N. Clayton was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the Peacock Family Chapel with Brad Wertz officiating. Interment followed at the McClave Cemetery.

Lawrence was born on June 27, 1926, at Lebanon, Nebraska to Judson Remington and Bessie Chloe (Relph) Clayton and passed away on Dec. 10, 2019, at his home in McClave with his family by his side at the age of 93.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Ordell Clayton; sister, Deloris Jarboe; grandson, Clayton Burgess and granddaughter, Briana Pearl Noecker.

Lawrence is survived by his wife of 73 years, Etta Clayton of the family home in McClave; daughters, Loretta (Roy) Johnson of Garden City, Kan., Cheryl (Jesse Lee) Baldwin of Quinter, Kan., Vicki (Wayne) Burgess of Hasty, Colo., and Valerie (Tim) Noecker of McClave, Colo.

He also is survived by eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice and/or the Heart Association either direct or in care of the funeral home office.

Services have been under the direction of the Peacock Family.

For more information and online condolences, visit the website at www.peacockfuneralhome.com.