Anna K. “Katy” Barclay, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte.
She was born Aug. 18, 1927, to Oscar and Mabel (nee Grady) Landfried in Akron, Ohio.
Katy was a restaurant owner and school bus driver in Woodsfield, Ohio where she lived for 23 years. She was an avid gardener, artist, cook, baker, bowler and especially, fisherman. She had won blue ribbons at the county fair for her baking and flower arrangements. At 74, Anna bowled her first 600 series at Oconee Lanes in Seneca, S.C., where she lived for seven years. Her fishing stories are too numerous to mention. Katy reared her children under the name Anna Ball. In her diary Katy had penned “Nature is beautiful and dying is part of nature so it must be beautiful to die.”
Anna is survived by her husband of 46 years, David Barclay; daughter, Deborah (Eugene) White of Seneca; son, Randolph (Michelle) Ball of Punta Gorda; son, Clyde (Beverly) Ball of Mogadore, Ohio; step-son, Kevin Barclay of Bend, Ore.; step-daughter, Michelle Barclay of Gloucester, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Ball of Woodsfield in 1999.
A service to celebrate Katy’s life will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com, and sign the online guestbook.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral Home.