Carolyn Sue (Clements) Clayburn

1945 - 2021



Carolyn Sue Clayburn, 75, of Hoopeston, passed away at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her home.

Carolyn was born on October 23, 1945, in Danville, the daughter of Clarence and Velma (Andrews) Clements.  She married Jerry Clayburn on May 8, 1964, in Danville.  He survives.

She is also survived by one daughter- Tammy (Doug) Lewis of Hoopeston; two grandchildren- P.J. Bailey of Hoopeston and Summer (Tony) Badger of Covington; eight great-grandchildren- Kaydence, Carter, Kinzley, Kambrey and Kaizley Bailey, Bentley and Lyla Badger and Kingston Jennings; and sister-in-law/best friend- Freda Norenberg of Hoopeston.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister- Diane Clements.

Carolyn graduated from DACC, with her Associates Degree in computer programming.  She worked at Howard Industries, for 20 years, as a supervisor and Hobbbico, in Champaign, for 12 ½ years, until her retirement.  Carolyn enjoyed flower gardening, going to garage sales, going for car rides in the country, camping, fishing, working in her yard and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held, and burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery.  The family has entrusted Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Carolyn’s life.  Condolences may be sent to the family on her everlasting memorial page at:

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Chris Newman

April 9, 2021 7:23 PM

Have known Carolyn for many years, first meeting her when she and Jerry worked with girls' softball when Tammy was a youngster.  Through the years always enjoyed seeing her...and watching her pride in Tammy and later in her grandkids.  Carolyn was a hard working and caring person...the type who quietly encouraged others to be that way, as well. My sympathy and prayers to Jerry, Tammy, and all of the family.

Brenda Sloan

April 9, 2021 8:38 AM

So sorry to hear of of Carolyn passing we talked about getting together
 To go fishing regrettably we never got to. God be with the you Uncle Jerry

Jamie j smith

April 7, 2021 6:27 PM

Candis clayborn

April 7, 2021 1:53 PM

I had known Carolyn from playing little girls softball with her daughter Tammy on the Red Devils Team. I also worked with her at Howard Industries. My condolences to Jerry, Tammy, and the family!!! Prayers for comfort during this difficult time! 🙏🏻

Janet Sutton

April 7, 2021 12:04 PM

Carolyn was my supervisor at Howard Industries  and I couldn't of had a better person to work for. She will definitely be missed

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