State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

Obituary of Clara Jane Pletcher, 87


Clara Jane Pletcher, 87 formerly of State College, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born on May 26, 1930 in Marengo, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Maude (McKinnley) Alspaugh. on September 10, 1955 she married Charles Blair Pletcher who preceded her in death in 2003.

She is survived by four children; Nancy E. (Dwight) Bohm of Parkesburg, Pa., Scott N Pletcher Esq. (Madelyn Shawley) of Bellefonte, Mark S. (Colleen) Pletcher of Harrisburg and Keith A. (Gayle) Pletcher of Mifflinburg, two brothers; Clarence Alspaugh Jr. of Punta Gorda, Fla., Walter Alspaugh of Urbana, Il., nine grandchildren; Warren, Marshall, Ray, Kyle, Seth, Gordon, Michael, Laura and Melanie. She was also preceded in death by three brothers; Frank, Rex and Robert Alspaugh.

Clara was a 1948 graduate of George Washington High School, Alexandria, Va.

She was an administrative assistant for the Army Corp of Engineers and also worked in the Graduate Admissions Office at Penn State University.

Clara was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ in State College and also a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star of Camp Springs, Md.

She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart. She also enjoyed needlepoint and was an avid movie enthusiast.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Howard with the Pastor Ann Graves officiating. Friends and family will be received from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Jacksonville Cemetery with a brief graveside service.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Alheimer's Association (

Name of Deceased

Clara Jane Pletcher



Date of Death


Date of Birth


Funeral Home

Kader-Neff Funeral Home

order food online