Clara May Mars, 98, of Tenn. a former resident
Clara May Mars, 98, Livingston, Tennessee, and formerly of North Vernon, died at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Overton County Nursing Home in Livingston, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Anthony Sweeney officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.
Mrs. Mars was a housewife and also worked as a cook at Zenas School. She was a member of Scottsburg Christian Church in Scottsburg.
Mrs. Mars was born on December 21, 1915 in Marion County, the daughter of Philip and Anna LaMar Wissel. She married Hershell Mars on September 22, 1934. He preceded her in death May 16, 2001.
Survivors include sons, Harold (Pat) Mars of Sheridan and Dale (Debbie) Mars of Livingston, Tennessee; daughters, Catherine Stafford of Carmel, Doris (Ken) Hemmings of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Nancy Giesseman of Livingston, Tennessee; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren;and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mars was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Virgil Mars; brother, Lloyd Wissel; and sisters, Helen Ellercamp, Esther Davis and Tressy Ward.
Memorials through the funeral home to American Diabetes Association.