Lila E. Clapper (nee McGowan) – age 106 of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. She was born January 22, 1917 in Logan County, Ohio; the daughter of the late Vernon and Neva McGowan (nee Pratt). On June 18, 1939 in Lewistown, Ohio she married Lyman Clapper who preceded her in death in 2008. Lila enjoyed painting, sewing and arts and crafts. She and her husband enjoyed Big Band Music and dancing in their earlier years. She also enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. Lila is survived by her children Joyce Reid, James Clapper and Lisa (Tracy) Chaney; grandchildren Melinda, Van (Dana), Linda, Ryan, Brandon, Shawn (Mandy) and great-grandchildren Zaiden, Jaxzen, Nick, Nate, Justin, Jarret, Jordan and Shila; 4 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lyman, sisters Shirley, Mary and Evelyn and brother Byron. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 12 Noon until time of service (1PM) at the Avance Funeral Home, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield, OH, 45014 with Pastor Michael Callahan officiating. Burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Compassus Hospice. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.avancefuneralhome.com
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