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Violet Mae Claycomb

May 26, 1937 ~ October 30, 2018 (age 81)

Violet M. (Eicher) Claycomb, 81, Osterburg, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 26, 1937 in Queen, daughter of the late Arch and Mildred Eicher. On December 22, 1956, in Winchester, Va., she married Sheldon Claycomb and they enjoyed nearly 62 years together.


She is survived by two sons, Richard of Baltimore, Md., and Lon, married to Pam (Whysong) of Bedford, and two daughters, Amy, married to Carl Brenner of Bakers Summitt, and Holly Claycomb of Osterburg. She is also survived by grandchildren: Mathew "Frank" Claycomb of Osterburg, who was raised in the home, Bradley Claycomb and wife, Autumn (Snyder), of Bedford, Brandon Claycomb and wife, Christine (Hengst), of Ligioneer and Jessica (Claycomb), married to Casey Herbert of Bedford, great-grandchildren Korbin, Kaydence, Briar, Gage, Nash, Tad, Noelon, Sugaree and Breckin; sisters Mary Claar of Claysburg, Alice Brown of Queen and Gail Eicher of Claysburg; brother Stanley of Christiana, Tennessee; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


She was preceded in death by a son, Kelly Claycomb on Sept. 28, 2018; brothers and sisters-in-law Ross and Ora Eicher, Tom and MaryKay Eicher, brothers-in-law, David Eicher, Walter Claar and Roy Brown, sister-in-law Mickey Eicher; a nephew, Robert Eicher; and a niece, Karen Barefoot.


Violet was a Christian and a lifetime member of Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg and its choir. She was a 1955 graduate of Greenfield-Kimmel High School, now Claysburg-Kimmel High School, and worked at Puritan and TriTex in Altoona, as well as in various locations in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Ohio. She also picked apples at Amick's Orchards for a couple of seasons. She volunteered at the Claysburg Food Bank, helped support children in Haiti with her Sunday school class, was a member of the Claysburg Community Chorus, took part in the annual Claysburg Hee Haw shows and various community productions.


She enjoyed flower gardening, singing with her sisters as a member of the Eicher Sisters Trio, reading, doing crossword puzzles, whisteling, yodeling, playing the piano, watching the cardinals from the kitchen windows, playing Trivial Pursuit, picnics with family, her Sunday school class, traveling and going for long car rides.


A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg, with Pastor John Winesickle officiating. It will be followed by a meal in the fellowship hall.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Claysburg Food Bank, the Claysburg or Bedford libraries, a local animal shelter or a charity of your choice.


Donations may be made to:

Claysburg Area Public Library
P.O. Box 189, Claysburg PA 16625

Claysburg Food Bank
Claysburg PA 16625

Bedford County Library
240 South Wood Street, Bedford PA 15522

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