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Ernest Ray Clayton

February 11, 1932 April 13, 2007
Ernest Ray Clayton
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PEORIA HEIGHTS-Ernest Ray Clayton, 75 of Peoria Heights, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2007 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. Born on February 11, 1932 in Peoria to Charles E. and Isabelle Isley Clayton. He married Imogene J. Randall on June 25, 1982 in Hannibal, Missouri. She survives. Also surviving are five sons, Monty (Melanie) Clayton of Valley View, TX, Charles (Cathy) Clayton of Pleasant Hope, MO, James (Sheila) Clayton of Lindsay, TX, Roger (Cindy) Lehenbauer of Paris, MO and Steve (Denise) Lehenbauer of New London, MO; three daughters, Kathryn Fainter of Homer, IL, Meribeth Miller of Tolono, IL and Becky (Tony) Perrigo of Falkville, AL; 33 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Solls and Irene Carey both of Peoria and Ruth Starcevich of Pekin; and one brother, Bradley “Buck” Clayton of Peoria Heights. He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Lehenbauer, one daughter, Penny Lee Lehenbauer, one grandson, Jeremiah James Clayton, six brothers and two sisters. He was a carpenter for C.D.C. for 8 years. Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Rev. Robert Barnard officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours before the services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to Creve Coeur Church of the Nazarene. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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