Gertrude I. Clayton

April 01, 1992

Gertrude Irene Clayton, who had been a sales clerk at stores in Baltimore, Kingsville and Federalsburg, died Monday of complications from a respiratory illness. The resident of Seaford, Del., was 87.

Services for Mrs. Clayton were being held today at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg. A service also will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Fork Christian Church, Stoney Batter Road and Sunshine Avenue.

She had worked at the Joel Gutman Department Store on Eutaw Street in downtown Baltimore and Green's Grocery in Kingsville before moving in the late 1960s to the Eastern Shore, where she worked for several years at Fox's Five Cent To One Dollar Store in Federalsburg.

The former Gertrude Irene Robinson was a native of Kingsville. Her husband, Lehman B. Clayton, died in 1965.

She is survived by three sisters, Annie E. Dilworth of Preston, Mary R. McCluskey of Seaford and Marjorie R. St. Dennis of Towson; four nephews, Leland W. McCluskey, whom she reared, of Seaford, James McCluskey of Blades, Del., Harry McCluskey of Frederick, Kenneth McCluskey of Preston; and four nieces, Glenna Rufenacht of Bel Air, Thelma Schmick of Preston, Ruby Ruppert of South Bend, Ind., and Evelyn Hearn of Perry Hall.

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