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Maxene Bottom Clayton, 90, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2021)

Maxene Bottom Clayton passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, after a short illness. She was 90 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1pmCT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Matthew Dalton officiating. Musical selections will be performed by Steve Stapp. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11amCT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.

She was born on May 27, 1930, in Russell Springs, one of eight children born to the late Homer and Edith Bottom. Though she resided in Louisville for 70 years, Russell Springs was still "home". While she was a hair stylist in her younger years, most of her life was spent as a devoted homemaker. Maxene was a member of Parkland Baptist Church for 70 years.

Maxene was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Elwood Clayton; son-in-law, Bill Renders; mother-in-law, Lora Burton; brother, Lyman Bottom; and sisters, Olena Akers, Betty Jane Foley and Carolyn Bottom.

She is survived by her daughter, Pam Renders; grandson, Gerry Renders (Kristen); great-grandson, Clayton Renders; brother, H.M. Bottom (Sue); sisters, Mary Ann Rubarts (Jimmie) and Brenda Holt (Jerry); sister-in-law, Joye Bottom; and many nieces and nephews.

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Maxene Bottom Clayton, 90, Russell Springs, KY (1930-2021)

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