Claire W. Newlin

May 21, 1927 - January 20, 2022
Claire W. Newlin

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Claire W. Newlin, 94, of St.Clairsville, OH passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022, peacefully at home.

Claire was born May 21, 1927 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late William H. and Florence (Baron) Wheeler.

Claire was a graduate of Stephens College, as well as West Liberty College with degrees in Early Childhood Education while holding a membership to Alpha Phi Sorority.

Claire was Presbyterian by faith and a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Clairsville. She loved her community and showed that love by being involved in many local organizations. She served her church in many ways including serving as a Deacon four (4) terms. In addition to her church, she was a member of the Junior League of Wheeling, Oglebay Institute, Board Member of the WV State Girl Scouts, Easter Seals Board Member, a Founding Member of the Lily Twig of OVMC, Friends of St. Clairsville Library, and a Member Emeritus of Belmont Hills Country Club. St. Clairsville can forever remember the Newlin’s by taking a stroll on the Newlin Falls Trail at Memorial Park.

In addition to her parents, Claire was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Taylor Newlin, her beloved daughter, Cynthia Newlin and her dear brother, William B. Wheeler.

Surviving is her son James (Donna) Newlin of Richmond, VA and her daughter, Amy (Jeff) Newlin-Edwards of Charleston, SC. Claire is also survived by her five (5) grandchildren; Colin, Jacey (Ben), Diandra, Tayla, and Clari, as well as her new-born great-grandson, Barontyn; in addition, several nieces and nephews.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to CARE Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950

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  • January 24, 2022
    James Woronick says:
    You will be missed by Gretchen and me, I got to know you over the past few years and I will never forget you. you once said jokingly that you would adopt me, It would have been an honor to be part of your family. We will have to stop by your place sometime and feed the deer for you. we all know how much you loved those deer. God bless you Claire, Now you are with your beloved Jim, hopefully one day we shall meet again. Sincerely , Jim & Gretchen

  • January 24, 2022
    Lori Egri Luckhardt says:
    Amy, Jeff and family, my sincere condolences to you all in the loss of your beloved Mother. She was such a beautiful soul and treated all of kids like she was our Mum too! I will cherish all the wonderful memories at your home growing up on Barton Road together. Happy she is reunited with the love of her life, your sweet Dad. Sending you all love and prayers.

  • January 24, 2022
    Jill Porterfield Baxa says:
    Dear Jim and Amy, As you know, your Mother and Father were very good friends with my Mom and Dad. My sincere condolences in loosing your Mom. No one is ever ready to loose a parent. Your mother was a wonderful caring person, and it has been my pleasure to have known her. She so loved her grandchildren. I can say it gave her so much joy to share their lives with Mom and I in the end years. My thought is she is now with your dad and my parents, enjoying a ride on the pontoon boat with friends, laughing and telling great tales. Sending my sincere deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.

  • January 26, 2022
    Mark Wood lit a candle:
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