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Marian Clayton Vance, 101, Adair County, KY (1912-2013)

She was a member of Columbia Christian Church and the Retired Teachers Association and a retired educator of the Adair County School System. Her prodigious memory was exceeded only by her love for her family, her friends, her community, and her students. She fondly recalled each of her former students and the seat each occupied in her classroom, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 75 years after she taught them
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Marian Clayton Vance, 101, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 8:04 P.M. at the Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Raymond Martin officiating. Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, April 27, 2013.


Casket Bearers: Wesley Jones, Charlie Vance, Lucas Vance, Wesley Royse, George Atwood, Glenn Vance and Mike Vance.

Marian Clayton Vance, 101, Adair County, KY (1912-2013)


She was born February 21, 1912, in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late J.P. and Margaret Jones Clayton. She died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 101 years, 2 months, and 2 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight siblings, Goebel Clayton, Maili Clayton Royse, Chesley Clayton, James Clayton, Maurice Clayton, Lois Clayton Hummel, William Clayton & Martha Clayton Howard. She was a member of Columbia Christian Church & the Retired Teachers Association and a retired educator of the Adair County School System. Her prodigious memory was exceeded only by her love for her family, her friends, her community, and her students. She fondly recalled each of her former students and the seat each occupied in her classroom, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 75 years after she taught them.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons: Charles Clayton Vance of New Albany, IN; and Philip Thomas (Vicki) Vance of Lexington, KY

  • One sister: Margaret Ellen Clayton of Columbia, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Glenn Clayton (Kathy) Vance, Janice Vance (George) Atwood, Michael Lynn Vance, Lucy Vance (Gary) Seligson and Susannah Vance (Arun) Gopolan

  • Seven great Grandchildren: Wesley Jones, Ashley Jones, Cynthia Vance Burgess, Charles Vance, Lucas Vance, Jacob Seligson and Andrew Seligson

  • One great great grandchild: Vada Burgess

  • One nephew: Richard Allen (Donna) Royse

  • One niece: Margaret Ann Bailey

  • Special friends and former daughters in law: Gladys Walterham and Jane Gentry Vance
Send a condolence to the family of Marian Clayton Vance

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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Marian Clayton Vance, 101, Adair Co., KY (1912-2013



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