Viola May (Keen) Clarke, 86, of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

She was born on May 17, 1934, in Kenton, Ohio, to Clayton and Martha (Tackett) Keen.

Viola had attended the Saratoga Methodist Church and the Saratoga Church of God for 32 years and was currently attending the White River Friend Church. She had worked at Champs Purse Factory in Saratoga and Stallion Sportswear in Winchester. Viola was a seamstress and in 1981 she met Ansel Toney and he mentored her on making kites. She was a woman of great faith in the Lord.

Viola is survived by her four sons, Rocky Paschal, Joe (Joanie) Paschal, Danny (Cathy) Paschal and Lonny (Dawn) Paschal; 13 grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Harry Keen, Larry Keen and Bobby Keen.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Norman Paschal; her second husband, Raymond Clarke; two daughters, Julia Dees and Lora Sloan; a son, Jeffrey Paschal; a granddaughter, April Dees; three sisters, Crystal Masters, Collene Gilley and Rosie Antonieo; and a brother, Sonny Keen.

A private family service to celebrate Viola’s life will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at the Walker Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Moreland officiating. Burial will follow at Saratoga Cemetery, in Saratoga.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements.

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