Clayton Earl DeHart

Born: Tue., Sep. 5, 1939
Died: Fri., May 17, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., May 21, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Memorial Service

6:00 PM Tue., May 21, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Clayton Earl DeHart, age 79 of Barry passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born in Pittsfield, IL on September 5, 1939 a son of Lorenza and Louise (Wade) DeHart. He married Sonjie Kaye Stinebaker on December 21, 1963 in Chambersburg, IL and she survives.

Clayton grew up and graduated from Griggsville High School. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army in 1963 and served Ft. Lee, VA and was honorably discharged in 1965. He returned to Pike County and worked as a mechanic for C. Marshall Ford in Pittsfield for a time. He then began his career for IL Rural Electric Co-op as a serviceman for Barry and the surrounding area. He served his customers for over 34 years until his retirement in December 1999. Clayton loved to work in his machine shop. He was a master metal worker and built many specialized parts for people. He helped on many community projects not wanting any recognition for his work. He was a kind and generous man who enjoyed helping others.

He is survived by his wife, Sonjie Kaye, a sister, Cindy (husband Dale) Shelton of Griggsville and a brother, Robert (Karen) DeHart of Pittsfield. Also surviving is sister in law, Sue DeHart of Shelbyville, IL and brother in law, Howard (wife Vera) Staffy of Pittsfield and a sister and brother in law, Ginger and Bob Rogers of Loraine, IL and Ginger’s daughter, Peggy Blickhan of Chicago and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents, a sister, Marilyn Staffy and two brothers, Allen and Charles DeHart.

A Memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Visitation will be held from 4 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to Barry Fire Department or the Barry Food Pantry. On line condolences may be sent to The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Clayton's memory to the following organizations:

Barry Fire Department

Barry Food Pantry

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Kim Manker
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
I just heard this. Aunt Sue, I am so sorry. Wish I could be their. He was a great and kind uncle, I will miss him so much.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
With deepest heart felt sympathy to the family. Wayne and Debbie Hazelrigg

Roger and Dorothy Yaeger
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
Sonjie and family, So very sorry to hear of Clayton's passing. He was a great guy. You have our deepest sympathy.

   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
I'm thinking and praying for you Kaye💔 Lori Bradshaw

Carole Hirsch
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you now and in the days ahead

Agnes Peile
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
Kay, so sorry to hear of Clayton Passing. He was a very likeable person. You have my prayers.

Nancy and Carl Kapfer
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
Kay, I’m so sorry to hear about Clayton. I have many memories while staying with Diane and Rollie that included Clayton and you. He will be sadly missed. We will keep you in our prayers. Sincerely, Nancy

Donna Bradley
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
Dear Kaye, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way!
please take care of yourself!

Your Friend and school chum, Donna Knight Bradley

Larry Bartlett
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
It was with great sadness that Dee and I read of Claytie's passing. Growing up I spent many enjoyable hours at the Dehart's home. We were able to rekindle that ffriendship when I moved back to Illinois a few years ago. Claytie was always a kind and good friend. Prayers for the Family.

Laurie Wyatt
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Kay I am so sorry to hear of Clayton's passing. He was a wonderful, friendly guy. Brent thought the world of him. I'm sorry I cant be w/ you 2day. Sending hugs Laurie

Christine Dehart Sydney
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Aunt Kaye, I was sorry to hear of Uncle Clayton's passing. I was unable to attend the service, but wanted to extend my sympathy to you at this time. Clayton was so kind and I have memories of visiting with him and my dad when I was younger. I offer my thoughts and prayers to you at this time. Christine Sydney and family

Nancy Halpin
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Kay, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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