Clarabelle, age 81, of Holt, MI, passed away November 6, 2014. She was born July 1, 1933, to William and Ruth (Schnepp) Ray. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Holt, where she volunteered for many functions. Clarabelle enjoyed spending time at the Sam Corey Senior Center and traveling. She knitted afghans for family and friends, customizing them to their special colors. Her favorite way to spend time was to be with her nieces and grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe in January. She is survived by: brother, Marvin Ray; nieces, Debbie (Norm) Harris, Tammy Knop and Margie Eastlund; grandnieces and nephews, Amanda, Matthew, Nathan, Kristi, Katie, Chloe, Brandi, Whitney, Ryan, Nic, Taylor and Payton; great-grandniece and nephew, Julia and Will; and special caregiver, Shelly Stuber.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with interment to follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Hospice in memory of Clarabelle Herrick.