Flora Clampitt

Obituary of Flora L Clampitt

Flora Lee (Shaw) Clampitt died peacefully after a brief illness on March 3, 2023, at the age of 97 in Venice, Florida.  Flo was born on May 2, 1925 to the parents of James and Virgie (Hughes) Shaw in New Castle, Indiana. She was married to her high School sweetheart Joseph Clampitt for 68 years before his death in 2011.  Together they raised two children Sheryl and Terrell Clampitt, wife Vickie. Four grandchildren Trachele Hartman husband Brian, Brian Carter, Jeanna King husband Danny and Jennifer Carter husband Roger Mayerson.  Seven great-grandchildren Catherine Carter McCann husband Brian, Aaron Carter, Blake Carter, Megan Carter, Madison Hartman, McKenzie Hartman and Emma Jo Hartman. She leaves two sisters Dorothy Shaw Brewer and Betty Shaw Griffey, as well as several nieces and nephews. Flo is preceded in death by her brothers James Shaw Jr. and Tim Shaw, and sister Mary Shaw Andis.


Flo’s career followed an interesting path. She owned a Hair styling business, worked as a Real Estate Broker in New Castle, co-op Farming on their land in Westwood, built and remodeled several homes with her husband, was an antique furniture collector and furniture refinisher. Flo loved and supported The First Christian Church in New Castle, Indiana, an active member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary, Shirley Alpha Club, The New Castle Eastern Star, Past Worthy Matron of the Greensboro Order of the Eastern Star. Past president of the 12th district order of the Eastern Star, Henry County Shrine Club, Flo loved country living which afforded her the pleasure of flower and vegetable gardening. She and her husband Joe collected and toured with the Antique Auto Club.  Joe and Flo were best known for building a log cabin in Westwood from the abandon remnants at the Mt Lawn racetrack.


Memorial contributions may be given to the Indianapolis Shriners Hospital for Children or The First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Avenue, New Castle, Indiana, 47362

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.


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