Rosa May Clay

June 30, 1934May 12, 2018

Rosa May (Hallblom) Clay, 83, of Fremont Hills, Missouri passed away on the 12th of May, 2018 peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

Rosa was born on June 30, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was the daughter of Swedish immigrants who fully embraced faith in Christ. Rosa lived out that faith during her years growing up in Kansas City where she attended Evangel Temple. Her faith led her to attend Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Missouri where she met her husband of 62 years. Together, they have touched countless lives for the better. Rosa’s family will remember her as a woman whose faith in the Lord was the cornerstone of her life and her legacy. She was a woman of great love, warmth, compassion, wisdom and humor… lots of humor. She has left an indelible mark on the hearts and lives of those she’s known. She was a rare and precious gift of the type that is seldom seen and those that had opportunity to know her were truly blessed.

She was preceded in death by her father Efraim E. Hallblom, her mother Elsa M. Hallblom and her sister Lillian D. Carpenter.

Rosa is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert E. Clay and her children, Phyllis L. Olson of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Cheryl D. Sims (Hal) of Springfield, Missouri and Robert E. Clay, II (Becky) of Ozark, Missouri. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held.


  • Efraim E. Hallblom (deceased), Father
  • Elsa Marie (gustafson) Hallblom (deceased), Mother
  • Lillian D. Carpenter (deceased), Sister
  • Robert E. Clay, Husband
  • Phyllis L. Olson, Daughter
  • Cheryl D. Sims (Hal), Daughter
  • Robert E. Clay, II (Becky), Son
  • Rosa is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren...


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Rosa May Clay

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Betty Lybarger

May 17, 2018

Rosa, you were always such a pleasure to spend time with. Always ready for a good laugh. I can hear that today.
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of my teen years with you. Thinking of all the fun we had together.
I’am sad that I haven’t seen you recently. But happy to know you are in The hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ . What a joyful time you must be having.
You and Bob were such a good example for me. Thank You!
You are gone from our presence but not for gotten.
Continued prayers for your wonderful family I Love so much.