Valjean (Dunmire) Claypool, 86, of Gilpin Twp., PA, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in her residence.
A daughter of the late Lawrence Dunmire and Mary Julia (Armstrong) Dunmire, she was born December 30, 1932, in Apollo, PA.
Valjean was a member of the Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilpin Twp. and the Gilpin Twp. Fire Co. Ladies’ Auxiliary. She was a homemaker who also worked at various jobs throughout the valley while most recently known for distributing coupons at Giant Eagle. Valjean enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Richard A. Claypool (Amy) of Gilpin Twp., PA; two grandsons and two granddaughters, Richard Claypool (Teressa), Christopher Claypool, Amber Lee (Francis) and Brandi Carney; two great-grandsons, Silas Claypool and Braylen Lee; a sister, Esther Glazier (Jesse) of Bridgeville, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Edgar A. Claypool in December 2016; a son, Kenneth A. Claypool; a brother, Richard Dunmire; and a sister, Edna DeVilling.
Friends welcomed by her family on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 from 11 AM until the time of funeral ceremonies at 2 PM at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) with Pastor Jack Delk officiating. Private interment will be held at Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.
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