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Rev. Neville Clayton Osceola

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 11:54 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013 4:01 p.m. CDT

Rev. Neville Clayton, 82, of Osceola died July 26, 2013, at Afton Care Center.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at First Christian Church. Dr. Al Adams will officiate. Interment will be in Cedar Rapids at a later date. Visitation with family present will be after services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Osceola, IA 50213; Osceola Senior Citizens Center, 114 S. Fillmore St., Osceola; or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Rev. Neville George Clayton, son of Ruth (Croswell) and George Clayton, was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

On May 15, 1950, Neville married Marlene Rose Clayton.

Neville received his early education in Canada and then attended Alberta Bible College. He graduated in 1951 and began his student ministry.

Neville and Marlene relocated to Iowa in 1957, where Neville attended divinity school at Drake University, graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity. After graduation, Neville and Marlene decided to remain in Iowa to follow his ministry.

Neville began in Colfax while a student at Drake and served many other communities including Cedar Rapids, Exira and in Michigan for two years. He retired from 40 years in the ministry in Osceola, which became Neville and Marlene’s permanent home.

Neville served with his interim ministry in many locations. Neville also served his community by being a member of Clarke County Hospital Board, Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary Board, Osceola Senior Center Board and Pillars Foundation.

Neville is survived by his wife Marlene of Osceola; son Anthony (wife Sheila) Clayton of Youngstown, Ohio; daughter Faith Beltz of Vinton; daughter-in-law Rachel Clayton of Cedar Rapids; son-in-law Clayton Stokley of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Brooke Clayton of Michigan, Michael Beltz of Fort Dodge, Dustin Clayton of Youngstown, Ohio, and Jackie and Shelby Clayton of Cedar Rapids; other relatives and many friends.

Neville was preceded in death by his parents; son Dean Clayton; daughters, Joyce Clayton, Valerie Clayton and Shelly Stokley; brother Melvin Clayton and sister Enes Steil.

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