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Clara E. Hennaut
  • Alzheimer's Association- Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
    350 East Michigan Ave. Suite 20
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • American Lung Association
    1475 E. 12 Mile Road
    Madison Heights, MI 48071

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“I will always remember her voice. When I hear someone that reminds me of her I stop for a moment and. remember her sweet face and smile. RIP Clara. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Kathie Hawkins - Dunnellon, FL

“I was so sorry to hear about your mother passing , so many fond memories of growing up with having her as a dear neighbor/friend. Always a smile or a...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: julie smith - battle creek, MI

“I first met Clara when I helped Emile replace the roof on her house. She was a nice lady, and I am glad to have known her. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Fred Treece - Battle Creek, MI

“I will always remember her smile and her laugh. She was such a sweetheart. I'm so proud to have her as family. I will never forget you. You...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jane Newman - Battle Creek, MI


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Clara E. Hennaut, age 93, of Battle Creek passed away Sunday morning, August 13, 2017 at Bronson Battle Creek with her family at her side. She was born in Dayton, TN on August 6, 1924, the loving daughter of John E. and Edith G. (Schrimpsher) Newby. Clara retired from the Battle Creek Sanitarium in 1985 after more than 27 years of services as a Mental Health Aide and Physical Therapy Assistant. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, crocheting, puzzles, and loved spending time with her family.

Clara married the "Love of Her Life", Florent "Blackie" Hennaut in Battle Creek on November 11, 1947; he sadly preceded her in death on September 3, 1985. She is survived by her son, Emile (Fran) Hennaut; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Renee (David) Bush-Gerber of Charlotte and Kenneth Vaughn (Nicky) Hennaut of Battle Creek; 5 great-grandchildren, Cody Hennaut, Christopher Bush, Brittaney Kinney, Jensen Bush, and Dustin Hennaut; a great-great grandson, Cooper Hennaut; and several nieces and nephews. Clara was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 17th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where services to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 18th. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Lung Association. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Clara may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.