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Clara L. Preston, 87, formerly of Havre De Grace, Maryland and Conestoga, PA passed away Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at Lancashire Hall in Lancaster. Born on June 15, 1930 in Dundalk, MD she was the daughter of the late Charles and Madaline Stein Hodges. She was the wife of Lewis E. Preston who passed away on May 6, 2001. Clara lived her entire life in Maryland until 2010 when she moved to Conestoga to live with her daughter, Sandy.

Clara was a member of Havre De Grace UM Church and was active in the prayer circle, visitation of members and enjoyed making homemade cards to send to missionaries. She had worked for Hecht's Department Store in Baltimore and did babysitting in her home. She enjoyed walking the boardwalk in Havre De Grace and enjoyed family trips to Ocean City, MD.

Clara is survived by her daughters, Sharon wife of Michael McArthur of Williamsburg, VA and Sandra L. wife of John Moore of Conestoga; her son Barry W., husband of Vicki Preston of Whiteford, MD; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Gerrie George of Glen Burnie, MD and brothers, Charles Hodges of Pasadena, MD, Joe Hodges of Hanover, PA and Julius Hodges of Glen Burnie, MD. Clara was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Kah'Niyah Rylie McArthur; her brother, George Hodges and sisters, Elizabeth Grover, Rosalee Hodges and Roberta Mancuso.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Clara's memorial service on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2PM from the Havre De Grace UM Church, 101 S. Union Street, Havre De Grace, MD. Family will greet friends after the service. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrance may be made to St. Jude's, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Susan G. Komen Maryland, 200 East Joppa Road Ste 407, Towson, MD 21286. For other information please call 717-393-1776 or to submit an online condolence visit www.thegundelchapel.com
Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services The Gundel Chapel