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Twila Jean Claeys

May 5, 1937 ~ May 7, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Twila Claeys Obituary

Twila Jean Claeys, 86, Kokomo, passed away late Sunday morning, May 7, 2023 at her home. She was born May 5, 1937 in Chappell, Nebraska to Amon and Dorotha (Yoder) Stutzman.

Twila worked for the Howard County Public Library and for the American Greeting Card Company. A Strong woman of faith, Twila loved the Lord and raised her children in the faith. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, and gardening, but above all, she cherished her family and time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Brian Claeys; daughter, Laura (Todd) Harper; grandchildren, Lily Harper and Sampson Harper; siblings, Dale (Joanne) Stutzman, Fern Harbage, Neva (Ken) Frey, and Josie Swartzendruber; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gary Bruce Claeys.

Twila will be cremated with memorial services to be held at a later date. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at

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