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Clara Bell Hogue Smith was born August 21, 1942 to Rev. Richard Wright, and Lea Bell Underwood-Wright in Marion, Alabama
As a young child Clara grew up loving and serving the Lord alongside her nine siblings. Upon moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana, she gave birth to her five children and dedicated her life to caring for others while working at Lutheran Hospital, Woodview Manor, and St. Anne Nursing Home. Clara loved to cook, dance, serve the Lord at Shiloh Baptist Church, and most of all spending time with her family.
Clara departed this life on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She bestowed love onto everyone she came in contact with and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her five children, Sarah Littlejohn, Henry Hogue, Richard (Tina) Hogue, Roosevelt Hogue and Sallie Hogue; sister, Linda Tabb; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other realatives and friends.
Clara was preceded in death by her father Rev. Richard Wright and Mother Lea Bell Underwood-Wright; five brothers, and three sisters.
Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens