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Obituary for Ronald E. Clayton

Ronald E. Clayton, 72, Indianapolis, passed away May 6, 2017. Mr. Clayton was born September 7, 1944, in Paoli, to the late Charles and Ina (DeWitt) Clayton.

He worked for more than 40 years for Amtrak as a carman, retiring in 2010. Mr. Clayton enjoyed the outdoors – fishing, camping, and caring for his garden. He will be fondly remembered as a loving, caring, and honorable man who was always interested in helping others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Swisher) Clayton; daughter, Roxanne Clayton; brother, Paul Clayton; sister, Louetta Probst.

Survivors include his sons, Russell (Denise) Clayton and Rick (Liz) Clayton; siblings, Richard Clayton, Linda Buckallew, Jane Stewart, and Edward Wolfington; grandchildren, Anastasia, Isaac, and Sophia.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12 pm to 2 pm in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St. (US Hwy. 31 S.), with the funeral service beginning at 2 pm. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home

6107 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227





2:00 PM
Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home

6107 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery

150 West Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46227


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