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Martha Jane Clore

Martha Jane Clore

Dec. 5, 1936-Sept. 13, 2022


Martha Jane Clore, born Dec. 5, 1936, to Charlotte Sybil (Carver) Eads and Ezra Edmond Eads, passed away peacefully at the Ben Hur Nursing Home on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Jane dedicated her life to God, her husband and her children. She always had open arms, open ears and an open door for her children at any age. She was quick with a hug for the hurts and as quick to passionately defend those she loved through all circumstances. She put Christ first in her heart and helped lead her children to Him. Most would agree one always knew where he stood with mom (and God help him if it was on the wrong side of her.)

She loved playing games at family gatherings and had a particular fondness for poker. While spending most of her time as a stay-at-home mom and home maker, she wrote the book on how those jobs are done correctly, what hard work it is and most importantly, the value that time-honored profession brings to the family unit.

Jane also graduated from beauty school earning a beautician’s license and operated multiple shops in her homes throughout the years. She was proud to also have earned her real estate license later in life.

She met her husband, Jim Clore, of 63 years when they attended Whitesville elementary school together. After being relocated to Indianapolis in middle school and eventually graduating from Shortridge High School, she returned to Crawfordsville to find the boy from whom she had received her first kiss all those years ago as a young school girl. They were married on June 22, 1956, and remained so until his passing on Dec. 19, 2019. Through their life together, Jim bought her many houses and in loving return, she turned each one into a home.

Jane is survived by four children, Kirk (Mary) Clore of Crawfordsville, Shelly Leatherman of Whitestown, Derrick (Gretchen) Clore of Carmel and Christy (Tom) Stevens of Crawfordsville; 11 grandchildren, Brandon (Jenny) Clore, Kelsey Clore, Lacey Clore, Chase Sartin, Rebecca Clouse, Janese Stevenson, Cole Clore, Kinley Clore, Madi Stevens, Garrett Stevens and Wyatt Stevens; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends and family may pay their respect Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to  noon with a memorial service immediately following.