Lela K. Claghorn Herndon, 86, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at River Terrace Estates, Bluffton.
Mrs. Herndon had worked at Kmart for 14 years. She was a member of Bethel Church and the Poplar Grove Home Extension Club.
She was born May 1, 1927, in Bluffton to Jay Minger and Mary E. Mallonee. She married Walter E. Claghorn Jr. on Nov. 17, 1946, in Bluffton, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1981. She married James K. Herndon on July 12, 1997, in Bluffton, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2012.
Survivors include four sons, Alan K. (Karey) Claghorn, of Milo, IA; Ted M. (JoAnn) Claghorn, of Bluffton; G. Brian Claghorn, of Indianapolis; and Bradley W. Claghorn Sr., of Bellbrook, OH; a daughter, Jean Ann (Jon) Shepherd, of Wasilla, AK; a daughter-in-law, Sandra S. Claghorn, of Chesterfield; two stepchildren, Daniel (Susan) Herndon, of Roanoke, and Leslie K. (Mary) Herndon, of Ossian; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Calling is Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton. A service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ron Garner officiating. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.
Memorial gifts may be made to Bethel Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.thegmcfamily.com .