Marjorie Shonk Clauer

Born on December 8, 1921

Departed on November 21, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Marjorie Shonk Clauer, age 98 passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Nashville Tennessee.

She was born in Cutler, Indiana, December 8, 1921 to Orval and Mary Shonk.

Attended Lincoln Business College of Indianapolis where she studied shorthand typing and Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music where she studied piano and organ.

Worked for L.S. Ayers department store in Indianapolis as a secretary and accounting for husband’s business in Nashville.

Mrs. Clauer is preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Clauer, Sr. and her son, James S. Clauer Sr.

Survived by her son, Robert R. Clauer, Jr.(Virginia), grandchildren, James S. Clauer, Jr.(Kristin), Ann Claire Johnson(Garrett), Robert R. Clauer, III(Larisa), MacKenna Slate(James), Destry Suffridge, Great grandchildren Chaplin and Navarre Clauer, McKinley and Mattie Slate.

A private family graveside service will be held at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to a charity of your choice.

7 Comments to Marjorie Shonk Clauer

  1. Angie Hartley
    November 25, 2020 11:54 am

    Your mother/grandmother was such a wise, kind lady who carried herself with such poise and dignity. I enjoyed my conversations and visits with her because she always had something interesting to share; she also made a point to ask how you were doing and take interest in your life. Grandmamma was so proud of her family, and her family in turn took such good care of her throughout the years. We send our deepest condolances and heartfelt blessing to the Clauer family. Grandmamma will be greatly missed.

  2. Andrea + Ryan Rothe
    November 25, 2020 3:47 pm

    One of my favorite memories was seeing your mother/grandmother at all Ann Claire’s life events (wedding showers, buying her new house, etc) she was sooo proud of her grandchildren. I always remember her being so poised and put together. She had better style then all of us put together. She was so kind and sweet and such a pleasure to get to know over the last 5 years! We are sending so much love and prayers to the entire Clauer family and she will always be remembered as an amazing and wonderful lady, mother, grandmother full of spark and life!!!

  3. Andrea and Ryan Rothe
    November 25, 2020 3:47 pm

    One of my favorite memories was seeing your mother/grandmother at all Ann Claire’s life events (wedding showers, buying her new house, etc) she was sooo proud of her grandchildren. I always remember her being so poised and put together. She had better style then all of us put together. She was so kind and sweet and such a pleasure to get to know over the last 5 years! We are sending so much love and prayers to the entire Clauer family and she will always be remembered as an amazing and wonderful lady, mother, grandmother full of spark and life!!!

  4. Irene Russell and Barry Jones, Toronto, Canada
    November 26, 2020 3:01 pm

    To Bob, Virginia and the Clauer family:

    We send our love and sincere condolences on the death of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Marjory.
    I am so proud to say that Marjory was my friend since 2004-2005 when Barry and I began visiting regularly at staying at the Jones’ house next door after Frank passed away. We were fixing up the house to sell it and Marj had been so kind to Frank and we became friends and Scrabble crazy at the same time. I would get up really early in the morning to ensure all my “chores” were done so I could be ready to play Scrabble at 1:00 p.m. every day we were down there (from Toronto, Canada). We spent hours and hours laughing and talking but mainly trying to one-up each other at the board but Marj always had a Scrabble trick up her sleeve and she would trump me time and time again. And after a couple of years of that we grew quite close and when I had to return to Toronto, we kept in touch over the phone until our next visit. Since the COVID pandemic, we weren’t able to come down this year and I regret that.
    On this Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020 I will give thanks to having found you for even just a little while and will find warmth and solace in the fond memories we had together and the many wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations we shared with you. Lie in peace, rest in peace my dear friend.

  5. RuthAnn (Shonk) Smolen
    November 28, 2020 5:16 pm

    Dear Bob, Virginia and family,

    I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Marjorie. She was the most loving,caring Aunt with a tender heart for us all. She invited us to come stay for a week each summer as little girls and the memories are with me always. We memorized John 3:16, my favorite memory. My father was fortunate to call your mom his sister.
    She was so very special to me.

    My love, RuthAnn and family. 🌿🌸

  6. Cayley Sharp
    December 1, 2020 12:14 am

    Condolences to your family.
    mrs Clauer would walk down her back steps and would ask how my daughter was doing at college.
    Amazing lady.
    Cayley , Jeannie Sharp

  7. Jen Smolen Luce
    January 13, 2021 6:37 pm

    What a beautiful woman Aunt Marjorie was! She was kind and generous and always so welcoming. She leaves behind a legacy of a truly loving family.

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