November 14, 1931 – January 13, 2013
Clayton Herbert Moffitt, age 81, of Boone, died January 13, 2013, at the Boone County Hospital.
His body has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Phil Webb officiating. Burial of his cremains will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery.
Clayton was born in Boone on November 14, 1931, the son of C. Herbert ‘Herb’ and Hazel (Ewald) Moffitt.
He graduated from Boone High School in 1950 and attended Grinnell College.
He served with the Air National Guard of Iowa and the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
On February 14, 1955, Clayton married Marjorie Wisecup in Boone.
From 1954 to 1993, he was service manager and a partner with Moffitt’s Ford. He retired in 1993.
Clayton was a lifelong resident of Boone and a well known Boone businessman.
He was a member of the American Legion #56, Boone Golf and Country Club, Chamber of Commerce, Boone Lions, First United Methodist Church, former Boone Elks Lodge, and the Arabian Horse Association.
Clayton took great pride in his work, his home, and his farm. He was “a stranger to none and a friend to all”.
Clayton was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie of Boone; a daughter Nancy Eis and husband Keith of Des Moines; a brother Stan Moffitt and wife Marleen of Boone; a sister Melinda Moffitt of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and two grandchildren Austin and Erica Eis of Des Moines.
Clayton is also survived by nephews Chris Moffitt and wife Krista, Jeff Handmaker and wife Friederycke, and Philip Handmaker and wife Brooke; nieces Mary Anderson and husband Bruce, and Katie Handmaker; great nephew and great nieces: Charlie Moffitt, Caroline Moffitt, Elizabeth Anderson, Catherine Anderson, Emily Walker and husband Keith, and Lucia and Helena Handmaker.
Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until service time.
In memory of Clayton, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church or to the church’s organ fund.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall is in charge of arrangements.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com