ELGIN – Clara Stewart, 76, died Monday, January 20, 2014. Born January 20, 1938, in Greenville, MS, she was the daughter of Norma Ruth Maupin. She loved her family, and worked as a CNA for 35 years at local nursing centers until her retirement in 2008. Clara is preceded in death by her loving husband S.T.; her mother; one son, Howard Stewart; four daughters, Brenda Stewart, Delores Ramsey, Jeanette Ferguson, Darlene Douglas; two sisters, Marie and Linda Maupin, and a special friend, Mitchell Douglas. She is survived by 18 children, Dorothy, Betty, Shirley, Barbara, Diane, Linda, Sonja, Rose, Sarah, Marsha, Charlene, Mary, Billy, Mitchell, Danny, Willie, Thomas, and Charesse; 2 brothers, Donny Maupin, and Gene Williams; a host of grand(great)children, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Living Gospel Church of God in Christ, 1515 East Dundee Ave., Elgin from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Walter Blalark, officiating. Burial will follow in Bluff City Cemetery. For more information, please call O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin, 847-741-1400.

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