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Anna Clay

May 1, 1926 — November 19, 2020

Anna Barnhill Clay, 94 of Utica, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Calhoun. Anna Marian Barnhill was born May 1, 1926 in Daviess County to the late Jerry Carl Barnhill and Stella B. Kirk Barnhill. She was a 1943 graduate of Daviess County High School and attended Bowling Green Business University.

Anna held several positions in Owensboro, from bookkeeping and accounting to working for Bluegrass Airlines, until becoming Assistant Executive Director for the Owensboro City Housing Authority. She held this position until she met and married the late Wilbur Ray Clay on February 23, 1963. They enjoyed life together, especially square dancing and traveling, until his death on September 9, 2005.

Anna was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and was a woman of strong and abiding faith. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Florence Lee Barnhill Baird; and her nephew, Jerry C. Baird.

Survivors include two nephews, William Baird and James (Marsha) Baird; seven great-nieces and nephews, Jane (Ronnie) Crumbaker, Joyce (Scott) Ashby, David (Leigh Ellen) Baird, Carmen (Martin) Latham, Will (Melanie) Baird, Robert (Tiffany) Baird, Carolee (DJ) Bowlds; and their families.

Private services will be held with a livestream available for viewing at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at A private burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

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