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Audra Clary

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Audra Madalyn Clary, 92, Louisburg, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Madalyn was born July 24, 1920, in Bronson. She was the only child of Ray M. and Jewell Grace (Duncan) Myers. The family moved to the Moran area in 1929. She graduated from Moran High School in 1938. She worked as a telephone operator several years.
On Oct. 16, 1940, she was united in marriage to Lloyd L. Clary. When Lloyd returned from the armed forces in 1945, they moved to Moran where their son David was born. They were partners in the C&M Produce and Feed business. Madalyn was also the city librarian and editor of the Moran Mirror newspaper.
In 1972, they moved to Iola where they made their home at 518 N. Vermont. She was a member of Moran Methodist Church. She lived in many towns in Kansas including Arcadia, Cherryville, Moran, Iola and Paola. After her husband’s death, she moved to Vintage Park Assisted Living in Paola and then Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for the past 10 years.
Madalyn’s family always came first. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and neighbor and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was a very strong person and survived two cancer surgeries.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Lloyd and a son Rolland who was stillborn.
She is survived by her son David and his wife Julie, Paola; her granddaughter Erin Royce and her husband Greg, Jacksonville, Fla., and grandson Matthew Clary and his wife Melissa, West Lebanon, N.H.; and three great-grandchildren Jack, Ben and Kate Clary.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 17, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 305 N. Pearl, Paola. Burial will take place at Moran Cemetery, Moran, at a later date. Memorials are to Grace Hospice.

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