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Clara M. Redding

October 12, 1939 May 1, 2020
Clara M. Redding
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Obituary for Clara M. Redding
Clara M. Redding, 80 years of age – of Gettysburg – passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home and into Gods Eternal Care on Friday, May 1, 2020 – after an extended illness.

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

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.
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