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Clara J. Fort

Clara Jo (Henley) Fort, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Ashford Place in Shelbyville.

She was born April 13, 1943, in Indianapolis, as the daughter of Clarence and Violet M. (Gardener) Henley.

She graduated from Carthage High School in 1961.

Clara married David R. Fort on March 28, 1965, in Carthage.

She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary when not taking care of her family.

Clara was a member of Morristown Christian Church and Eastern Star Chapter #316.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Clara is survived by her three daughters, Kelli Jo (Dave) Marchello, of Greenfield, Karyn K. (Bill) Bollinger, of South Bend, and Andrea D. Brandow, of Greenwood; brothers, Rick (Cindy) Henley, of Greenfield, and Charles (Sherry) Henley, of Alaska; sisters, Suzanne McNaab, of Alaska, and Billie Jean (Don) Dalrymple, of Arizona; six grandchildren, Kelsi, Courtney, Elizabeth, Korey, Erik and Adam; and a lifelong friend, Mardell (Marlin) Wilson, of Carthage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Patti Lynn Fort; and brother, Larry Bramel.

A private service will take place at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.

Burial will take place at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville.

Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.