Alton, IL


Clara J. (Anthony) Tinker

Clara J. (Anthony) Tinker, 83, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:55 pm at her residence, with her daughters by her side.

She was born April 3, 1934, in East Alton, the daughter of Raymond L. and Mickey L. (Drysdale) Anthony, who preceded her in death. She married Delbert “Deb” Tinker on February 13, 1954 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in East Alton. He also preceded her in death on October 15, 2017.

Clara enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren, as well her puppy “Lucky”.

She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Ridings of Bethalto and Sandra Hayes of Bethalto; a special great granddaughter, Alexis Noel of Bethalto, nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ginger Anthony of Bethalto.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Tinker and a brother, Bob Anthony.

Visitation will be from 5 pm until time of service at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Elder Jim Ridings will officiate.

A private burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Alton BJC Hospice.

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