Gatha Aleta Camron, 87, of W. Beecher Rd., Clayton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family.
Gatha was born July 23, 1920, in Edgewood, IL, to Pearly H. and Lucinda J. (Murphy) Wright, and attended school in Urbana, IL.  On July 3, 1945, she married Harold W. Camron in the Free Methodist Church in Urbana, IL.

She had been a sales clerk in the J.C. Penny and Grant's stores, both in Adrian, retiring in 1970.  Gatha was a member of the Bethany Assembly of God Church and the D.A.V. Chapter #20 Auxiliary.  Besides being a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband and the TTCM Trailer Club for 15 years, and playing Florida Dominoes.  She also belonged to the Jolly 60 Club, and the Senior Citizens and Senior Saints of Freedom Farm of Pittsford.  She also worked many years collecting donations for the Cancer Drive in Hudson Township and on the election board.   Gatha became particularly well known for the baked goods, canning, and crafts that she entered into the competitions at both the Lenawee and Hillsdale County Fairs, usually garnering a high percentage of blue ribbons for her efforts.  She had a passion for flowers and enjoyed helping others.  During WWII she helped the war effort as an active member of the USO.  She continued to celebrate life through the Relay for Life since 2002.

 Besides her husband, Harold, she is survived by a son, Lyle (Sue ) Camron of Blissfield; a daughter, Sharon (Dennis) Harsh of Modesto, CA; a granddaughter Kristine (Harry) Danz of Indianapolis, IN; a grandson, Michael Camron of Blissfield; and great-grandsons Maxwell, Jackson, and Harry IV of Indianapolis, IN.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edsel and Wichie; and two sisters, Fretha and Clarice.  

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Aaron Kesson officiating.  Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci.

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In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her name to Hospice of Lenawee.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

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