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Donna Carol Claybrook,

Donna Carol Claybrook, age 80 of Vernon, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2021. Family visitation was held Oct. 4 at the Sullivan Funeral Home.The funeral services were held Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Sullivan Funeral Home with Randy Muirhead officiating. Burial services followed under the direction of the Sullivan Funeral Home.Donna was born June 17, 1941 in Graham, Texas to Gladys and Benjamin Schreiner. She was a long-time teacher’s aide with the school system in Vernon, Texas. She was honored as Aide of the Year in 1995 for her outstanding work in the school system. After a twenty-plus year with the school, she changed careers and began working for the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon, Texas. She had a foresight for understanding people and their situations and was always available to lend an ear for guidance. She was even placed in the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professional, and Entrepreneurs 2011-2012 Edition. She loved her family and she loved working with people. During her retirement, she briefly volunteered at the Red River Museum giving tours. She was a stern believer in the Lord and a Baptist. You could find her praying daily for guidance and strength and praying for her family and their well-being. She read the Bible daily and even had a favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10.She was preceded in her death by her parents, her husband Bill Claybrook, her two sisters Dolores Muirhead and Mary Ann Hunt, and two grandchildren Karsten Zebediah Claybrook and David Michael Claybrook. Donna is survived by her five children and their families: Amy Claybrook, Christy Wofford and her husband Joshua, Janice Claybrook, Rick Claybrook and his wife Betty, and Stephen Claybrook and his wife Tracie. She is also survived by her five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Clara Wofford and her daughter Jasmine Hopkins, Jacob Wofford, Amanda Claybrook and her children Ripley and Charleigh Youngblood, Gunner and Garret Claybrook, JoBryan Claybrook and his wife Rebekah and their daughters Cambry and Avery, and Kayla Edinger and her husband Trey.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dementia Society of America ( condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.comDonna

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