Clara Mae Ansteth


AMBOY - Clara Mae Ansteth, 96, of Amboy, formerly of LaMoille, died surrounded by family at the Rock River Hospice Home on Oct. 29, 2020.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Arlington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

Clara Mae was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Amboy to Joseph and Lucille (Boehle) Nauman. She married Teddie Ansteth on June 2, 1945 in El Paso, Texas. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1982.

Survivors include one son, Tim (Jana) Ansteth of Texas; one grandson, Nathan Ansteth; one sister, Janet (Jim) Montavon of Dixon; one brother, Don (Marilyn) Nauman of Freeport; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Joyce Montavon, Dolores Leffelman and Shirley Full; and three brothers, Stanley, Mervin and Earl Nauman.

Clara Mae went to nursing school in Rockford and worked as a nurse in Compton and then at Mendota Community Hospital for 30 years prior to retirement. She was a devout Catholic and a member of the Quilters Guild in Arlington.

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