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Maria Valeria "Val" Clay

March 31, 1945 — February 1, 2023


Maria Valeria "Val" Clay

Maria Valeria "Val" Clay, 77, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 5:53 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at her home. She was born on March 31, 1945 in Bogata Mures.


Val married Marion Franklin Clay in 1983, and he preceded her in death on December 20, 1993.

She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Randy Clay.


Val is survived by four stepchildren, Dennis Franklin (Dianne) Clay of Joplin, Missouri, , Timothy J. Clay of Huntsville, David Ray (Linda Saddler) Clay of Russells Point, and Sherry Clay; and many step grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


Val had worked as a seamstress for Wammes’s and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Harold Kerr American Legion Post #173 in Bellefontaine. She loved to garden, sew, and fish.


Pastor Bryan Meadows will officiate a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023, in Rea Cemetery in Bloomfield Township, Ohio.


EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, BELLEFONTAINE is honored to serve the Clay family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at



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