Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

289 S Main St PO Box 1413, Pataskala, OH


Kimberly Joy Clayton

July 2, 1976May 16, 2019

Kimberly Joy Clayton, 42, of Newark, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at OSU Medical Center. She was born on July 2, 1976 in Columbus, OH. Kim is survived by her loving daughter, Kaitlin Joy Bryant; parents, Terry (Carolyn) Clayton and Pamela (Scott) McIlwain; grandparents, Nelson and Pauline Trimmer; siblings, Jeff (Franye) Johnson, Angel Spiroff, Aaron Clayton, Nathan (Jme) McIlwain, Nick (Becky) McIlwain and Salena (Ned) LeMaster; aunts and uncle, Nancy Hillyer and Nelson (Jeri) Trimmer; nieces and nephews, Rebecca, Sarah Ann, Curtis Johnson, Drew, Alex, Ammy McIlwain and Hal LeMaster. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Vaunda Clayton and uncle, Tim Clayton. Memorial visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Water’s Edge Assembly of God, 2249 Cherry Valley Rd. SE, Newark, OH 43055. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Rusty Foley officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kaitlin Bryant’s college fund at any Vinton County National Bank.


  • Memorial Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, May 20, 2019


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Michael Erchenbrecher

May 19, 2019

I remember enjoying how happy Kim was as a young child. She always smiled and made me feel very happy to see her. I lost touch with Kim after she moved from Lithopolis, but she was the person that enabled me to get back in touch with her brother Jeff. I still remember the day when I spoke to her as she was walking down the street towards the old post office and we chatted and she took me back to the house to see her mom. I was very grateful to run into her that day. I am sorry to not have had a chance to see her when she was in Licking Memorial but I will always remember her young smiling happy face.