Clara Louise (Conkey) Iams, age 88, of Sycamore, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 3:02 pm at Washington Hospital.
Born on February 25, 1933 in Waynesburg, the daughter of the late Harl and Pearl (Breese) Conkey.
Clara worked as a cook for Greene County Memorial Hospital until retiring in 1995. She attended the First Christian Church in Waynesburg. Her hobbies included gardening, quilting, crocheting and reading. Her family remembers her as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
On November 19, 1952 Clara married James “Jim” Iams, Jr. and they remained together for 68 years until his passing on October 1, 2021. Together they had four children; Linda Sue (Harold) Moore, of Washington, NC, Kathy (Tom) Chess, of Graysville, Patty (John Reed) Iams, of Edinboro and John R. (Hollie) Iams, of Sycamore.
In addition to her children, she is survived by 13 grandchildren, Melissa (Josh) Gaso, of Graysville, Jason (Sherry) Moore, of Bath, NC, Jessica Moore, of St. Clairsville, OH, Amber Grim, of Wind Ridge, Jamie Grim, of Graysville, Allen Chess, of Sycamore, Terry Chess, of Graysville, Jeremy (Mindy) Policz, of Washington, Andrea (Wilson) Boozer, of Cambridge Springs, Ethan and Nathan Iams, both of Sycamore, Eric Hickman, of Monessen and Dylan Hickman, of North Huntington; 16 great-grandchildren. Clara also leaves behind four sisters, Fern Knight, of Washington, Betty Scherich, of New Philadelphia, OH, Sue Clutter, of Sycamore and Naoma Lapping, of Sycamore.
She was preceded in death by brother, Donald Laverne and sister, Katherine Conkey.
Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 4-8 pm at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Scott Chambers, officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery, Center, Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave. #1300 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or www.heart.org/pittsburgh.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.