Beverly Jean Clayton

June 8, 1961February 10, 2014

Beverly Jean Clayton age 52 of Fairborn died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Miami Valley Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born the daughter of Gerald & Phyllis (New) Center on June 8, 1961 in Dayton. She is preceded in death by her mother Phyllis and her precious grandson Paxton. Beverly is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 20 years married on October 2, 1993, Pastor Jim Clayton, her loving children Mike & Heather Ivers of Lebanon, Lindsey Ivers of Fairborn, Heather & David Bradley of Sellersburg, Indiana, and Angela & Scott Mains of Pelham, Alabama, 7 grandchildren, one who was particularly close to his Nana, Andrew, her father Gerald & Carla Center of Fairborn, her little sis Deb & Barry Brown of Fairborn, brothers Steve & Margaret Center of Louisville, Kentucky and Mike Center of Fairborn, many aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and the church family that she loved dearly. She was a member of the Maple Avenue Church of God where she served with outstanding excellence (particularly in the KidMo Program) up until the time of her joining the Lord. Beverly was a loving wife, mother, Nana and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends may call in the Maple Avenue Church of God, 1352 S. Maple Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio on Thursday, February 13, 2013 4PM to 8PM where funeral services will be on Friday, February 14 at 10AM with Pastor Jim Clayton officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Beverly’s memory to the Maple Avenue Church of God. Online condolences can be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2014

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Sandy Baker

February 17, 2014

Jim, So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Craig Copeland

February 17, 2014

Bev you will be dearly missed! You were a great inspiration to our girls and all the kids who attended the KidMo program. We know that you will be watching us from above and keeping us all going in the right direction. Our deepest condolences to PC, Mike & Heather, Lindsey & Andrew and the rest of the family.

Cindy M.

February 16, 2014

PC and Family, I just heard today of Bev's passing. So many times, I was going to stop in for Sunday Service, but, Time waits for no one. I can not find the words, if even there was, to ease the pain of Bev's passing. I can only Pray that God will give you Peace and Comfort, Today and in the Days that Follow. God Bless You All

Karen White

February 15, 2014

I just heard of your families loss and cannot tell you how sorry I am. I had only just met Beverly and had the privilege of caring for her for 3 nights. In those 3 short nights she touch me with her beautiful, loving, humble personality. I pray for your entire family and I know there is now another angle in heaven. God bless each of you.

Virginia Foster

February 14, 2014

Bev was such a dear friend to me. She was an incredibly thoughtful and caring person, truly beautiful to her core. I treasure the memory of time we spent together when our children were young and will always remember the sound of her wonderful laugh. My deepest condolences to Jim, Lindsey, Mike, Heather, Andrew, and Bev's entire family.

Jeanie Rudd

February 13, 2014

Beverly you were a good cousin...Jeanie Rudd. I'm sorry I can't be there.

February 13, 2014

Pastor Clayton and family. We are sorry to hear of your loss. May the strength of our Lord sustain you all. God bless...Pastors Leroy & Elisabeth Smith

Bill, Ramona, Zak & Jake Mowen

February 13, 2014

PC and Family,
It is never easy to say goodbye and there will never be enough words to express how much Bev will be missed. Our family was so blessed and honored to have her in our lives. Not a day will go by that we will not miss or remember this special lady. Holding her and our memories in our hearts forever. With all our Love

Ann Craig

February 13, 2014

Pastor jim and family i am so sorry for your loss,she was a sweet lady and she will be missed

Bob, Kay & Jevin Strank

February 13, 2014

Words cannot express our sadness at hearing of Bev's passing. She was in my prayers daily, but for some reason the night before she passed I couldn't sleep and for some reason she was on my heart to pray for much more than normal. Darkness only lasts for a night but joy comes n the morning. Our prayers continue for you daily.