Clair Lafary

Clair "Bud" LafaryClair D. “Bud” Lafary, 82, of Cuba died at 11:15 p.m. July 6, 2017, at the Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba.

He was born July 3, 1935, in Smithfield, a son of Clair L. and Ina Chenoweth Lafary. He first married Donna Mustread. He later married Nancy Stockham Shaw on July 1, 1971, at rural Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Rick Lafary of Lewistown, Deanna Lafary Whitmer of Canton, Cindy (and John) Stumph of Pittsfield, Matt (and Teresa) Shaw of Cuba and Sally Shields of Canton; three sisters, Virginia Wilson of Smithfield, Wilma Ross of Swayzee, Ind., and Thelma (and Harold) Miller of Smithfield; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, one great-grandchild, two brothers and two sisters.

He was a lifelong farmer.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Pastor Ellen Dodd officiating. Burial was in Baughman Cemetery at rural Smithfield.

Memorials may be made to Clayberg Nursing Center or Cuba Senior Center.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/12/2017


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