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Virginia B. Clayton
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Obituary for Virginia B. Clayton

Virginia B. “Jinny” Clayton, nee Babbitt, age 92 of Lisle, formerly, Naperville, IL passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Edward Hospital of Naperville. She was born June 23, 1925 in Chester, PA to her loving late parents, Earle and Mary Babbitt.

Cherished wife of the late Thomas Reed Clayton, wedded on July 21, 1950.

Beloved mother of Deborah (Patrick) Riley, Diane Clayton and the late Robert Reed Clayton. Adored grandmother of Jennifer Chapman and Loryn Riley. Loving great-grandmother of Jason and Robby Chapman, and Jacob Morrow.

Dearest sister of the late Elizabeth “Bette” Harmon, and Mary Louise Brooks. Virginia graduated from Media High School, Media, PA.

She was a 1948 graduate of Penn State, and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She taught 3rd grade elementary school in Delaware. Reed’s working career brought the family to California, Florida, Idaho, and Illinois. She and her husband loved to travel and seeing the world via cruise ships. Virginia loved to play bridge and puzzles. She volunteered at Meals on Wheels and many thrift shops in the Naperville area.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Lung Cancer Assoc., 55 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601.

Visitation: Friday, April 27th 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Additional Visitation: Saturday, April 28th 9:30-10:30 AM at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Ln., Naperville, IL 60540.

Funeral Service to follow at 10:30 AM at Knox Presbyterian Church.

Interment will be at Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

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4:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540





9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Knox Presbyterian Church

1105 Catalpa Ln
Naperville, IL 60540





10:30 AM
Knox Presbyterian Church

1105 Catalpa Ln
Naperville, IL 60540

Cemetery Details


Naperville Cemetery

705 S. Washington St.
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Memorial Contribution

American Lung Association

55 W Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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