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Clauss, Helen Marie

January 21, 2013 by Ellen Jarus Hanley

Helen Marie Clauss went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. She was cared for by Hospice and was surrounded by many family members.

Helen was born in New York City on April 3, 1930. She has one younger brother, John Gerald Marren. The family moved to Stamford, Connecticut in 1941. She graduated from the Stamford High School, and then the Norwalk School of Nursing in 1951. She married Emerson Clauss, Jr. that summer, July 14, 1951. They moved their family from Cheshire, Connecticut to Ocala in 1977 where Helen worked at Munroe Regional Medical Center until she retired in 1995.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret Marren. She is survived by her brother, John Marren; her husband of 62 years, Emerson Clauss, Jr; and her eight children, Marcia Howe, Margaret Gay, Elizabeth Cromwell, Joan Clauss, and sons Emerson III, Kevin, Gerald, and Steven Clauss; and many grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, Florida, at 12 p.m. on January 25, 2013. Burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

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