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Clara N. Saffell
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Clara N. Saffell, 97, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 5, 2018. She was born on March 20, 1921 in Trimble Co., KY to the late John and Bertie (Spillman) Moore. She was raised in the Fountain Square area by her aunt and uncle, Albert and Clara Craig. She was a member of Garfield Park Baptist Church. She attended Tech High School and later went to work for Eli Lilly in 1944 starting at $0.44/hour and retired after 44 years of service in 1988. She enjoyed golfing in the Lilly Ladies Golf League. She believed it was never too late to do anything as she got her first driver’s license at the age of 60.

She enjoyed traveling and made many trips to the “Wood Ranch” at Lake Havasu with her travel gang, Bill, Vicki, and Betty. In later years, she enjoyed her afternoon “tea time” with her long-time friend, Sharon, and her Monday evenings with the Schneider’s gang. She was an avid reader and loved being around her many friends and family. She was a Kentucky Colonel and loved the Kentucky Derby. Her second home was Frankfort, Kentucky, where she spent many years caring for her beloved brother, Hubert Craig. When she returned to Indianapolis, she lived in Lincoln Park for a short while before moving in with her daughter, Jean.

Survivors include her loving daughter, and care giver, Jean Larmore (Charley Taylor), two grandchildren Cathy Halloran (Tim) of Greenwood, Indiana, and Jeff Larmore (Sue) of Greenwood, Indiana, three great-grandchildren Connor, Emily, and Quinn, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Herschell Saffell, her beloved husband of 41 years, her loving daughter, Bertie Onyett, and her brothers, Paul Craig, Hubert Craig, Earl Moore, Raymond Moore, and Paul Moore, and her sister, Catherine Moore.

Her family would like to sincerely thank Brookdale Hospice for their help and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clara’s memory to Brookdale Hospice, 5354 W. 62nd street, Suite 269 C, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 10, at 1:00 PM. Burial service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home

5141 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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1:00 PM
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home

5141 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Forest Lawn Memory Gardens

1977 S. State Road 135
Greenwood, Indiana 46143


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