Celebrating the life of Clara M. Redding
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She was the wife of C. David Redding of whom she shared 58 years of marriage.
Born October 12, 1939 – she was the daughter of the late Paul and Margaret (Harbold) McDannell.
Surviving in addition to her husband are her four children; Christine (Crissy) M. Redding, Douglas D. Redding, Brian J. Redding (wife Pamela) and Patrick E. Redding (wife Michelle) – six grandchildren, Dakota A. Myers, Brianna N. Redding, Benjamin D. Redding, Cole P. Redding, Grace E. Redding and Morgan P. Redding.
Her three brothers; Eugene (wife – Jo-Ann) McDannell, Mark (wife – Dottie) McDannell and Bernard (wife – Carol) McDannell – her two sisters; Alice (husband – Kenneth) Williams, Edna (husband – Barry) showers and half-sister, Violet Mauss.
Clara was pre-deceased by her brother, John McDannell – four sisters; Ruth Baker, Betty MacBeth, Kathleen McDannell, Louise Deardorff and half-sister, Gladys Weaver.
Clara graduated in 1958 from Gettysburg High School and worked at Gettysburg College and FCC prior to being the co-founder/owner of Redding Auction Service with her husband in 1974 – being administrative secretary/sales clerk until her retirement in 2011.
She was a life-long member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Buchanan Valley.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to: Regina Amoako and Brenda Pritt for their many years of personal in-home care provided to our loved one.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to – St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Cemetery Fund, 1095 Church Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353 or to a charity of your choice.
Due to COVID 19 Pandemic the interment will be private with a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be scheduled for a later date. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.
She was a loving, warm-hearted person with a gentle spirit – never wavering from her faith or love of family – she was our inspiration – guiding us with her love – You Will “Forever” Be In Our Hearts.