Clara Moline Smith Sheffield, age 82, of Conroe passed away suddenly on January 24, 2008. Mrs. Sheffield was born February 13, 1925 in Weches, Texas. Moline Smith graduated from Glover High School as salutatorian of her class and went to work in Rusk in 1943. Later, she met Cozby Sheffield in Weches and they dated prior to his service in World War II. They were married November 4, 1945 and remained so for sixty two years, until his passing in August of 2007.
Mrs. Sheffield and her husband were longtime members of Lindale Baptist Church in Houston until moving to Conroe in 1982 where they attended Mims Baptist Church. She was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday School class. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Although she did work outside the home at Three Weavers in Houston, homemaking was her special talent.
Mrs. Sheffield, known lovingly as “Moey,” was a devout Christian and devoted caretaker to her family. She is survived by her children, Pamela Lindsey and husband, James of Victoria, Texas, son Randy Sheffield and his wife, Mae of Magnolia, Texas and son Mark Sheffield of Conroe.
Her grandchildren included Kendra and her husband Robert Phelps, Amy and her husband Mick Jones, Cody Lindsey and wife Ashley, and Steven Lindsey. She had three great-grandchildren, Tristan and Tyler Jones and Grace Phelps.
Mrs. Sheffield is preceded in death by husband, Cozby Sheffield, parents Lee and Faye Smith, and sister Natha Lee Tims. She is survived by sisters Aletha Faye Kirchoff of Lockhart and Sandra and her husband, Lee Hollingsworth of Weches, Texas and sister-in-law, Wanda Roberts, of Alto, Texas. Beloved longtime friends Norma and Edwin Preston and numerous nieces and nephews mourn her passing.
A special thanks to Marcia Raines for her special care.
Visitation will be Monday, January 28th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and the funeral services will be held at Cashner's Funeral Home in Conroe on Tuesday, January 29th at 10:00, with Reverend Gene Kendrick officiating. Graveside services will be held that day at 2:00 PM in the Weches Community Cemetery in Houston County.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15