Clonia Phene Capps

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Clonia Phene "Grandma" Capps, 93, Greencastle, died Sunday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle.

Born in Dawson Springs, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Shaw) Spears. She married Elmer Lee Capps in 1929 and he preceded her in death in 1989.

She was a homemaker and member of Haywood Christian Church, Greencastle.

Survivors include her children, Ersia Jane Houser, Veedersburg, Elvin Lee Capps and companion Kathy Walker, Greencastle, Johnny BeBad Capps and wife Arteva, Reelsville, Robert Wayne Capps and wife Evelyn, Coal City, Venie Ree Sexton, Illinois, Martha Lee Davis and companion Leonard, Tennessee, Judy Ann York and husband Richard, Greencastle, Gilbert Dale Capps and wife Maryann, Greencastle, Anna M. Strauser and husband Ken, Linton, Ruthann Williams, Greencastle, Edward L. Capps and wife Mabele, Cunot, and Raymond J. Capps and wife Cathy, Greencastle; 60 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sons Junior Ray and Billy Capps, daughter Versa Lee Capps, brothers Herman and Uston Spears and sister Lonia Finley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with burial to follow at North Salem Cemetery in Hendricks County.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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