Lucille Yvonne Clay

Monday, June 4, 1923 - Monday, September 30, 2019

A Lady of Beauty and Compassion

Photo of Lucille Yvonne Clay  - 1923-2019

Hendersonville - Lucille Yvonne Watson Hartschuh Clay was born on June 4, 1923 and passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2019 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, North Carolina at age 96.

Lucille was born in Fostoria, Ohio to the late Leta (Frankenfield) and the late Lloyd Watson. Leta later married the late H. Forrest Hartschuh whom Lucille lovingly referred to as her beloved “Daddy”.

She is predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Clarence Henry “Hank” Clay. Lucille is survived by her two daughters, Carol Hoehn and her husband William Hoehn of Fish Creek, Wisconsin, and Patti Clay of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and a granddaughter, Anna Brandt of Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Lucille graduated from Sycamore High School in Sycamore, Ohio and was also a graduate of a cosmetology school in Jackson, Mississippi. She owned Garden Village Beauty Salon in Westfield, Indiana until her retirement, and then continued to work as a beautician for an assisted living facility in Connecticut before retiring a second time at age 80. She was always happiest when she was helping others. Lucille moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 2017 and resided at Brookdale East. She was an avid proponent of healthy living and functional medicine. Lucille was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a Worthy Matron of the Chapter in Westfield, Indiana. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The family will hold a celebration of life on a later date. Memorials may be made for the Elizabeth House in honor of Lucille Clay at Four Seasons Foundation, 221 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC 28792.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Clay family.

Condolences from family and friends


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So sorry to here of Lucille’s passing. We will always remember her as Patti’s mom and Anna’s grandmother, the sweet woman we were fortunate to get to know when we lived in Connecticut. Rest In Peace Lucille!
Tom and Donna Kelchner
It was a pleasure knowing her and I am grateful for all she did for Patti. A long and fruitful life. It's all any of us could wish for.
Joyce ONeill
I was sad to hear of your loss Patti! Your old friends up here in CT love you, miss you, and are thinking of you during this time. My condolences to you and your family.
Zahra Jolly