Claudia Jean Isley
Claudia Jean Isley was a lover of Westerns, Saturday girls’ lunch, the color purple and bragging endlessly about her talented and wonderful children and granddaughters.
She passed away Monday, April 21, 2014; and it was fiercely too soon.
Claudia, 69, graduated from Franklin High School in 1962 and then earned her cosmetology license. Her chair became a haven for many; unintentionally but importantly, it made her an instrumental pillar of the community.
She recently retired after 25 years at the Indiana Masonic Home Beauty Shop.
Selfless to her core, Claudia often took cookies to local librarians and firefighters for protecting the Dewey decimal system and civilians, respectively.
Her family brought great joy to her life. Whether she was exploring new beaches with Chris; sitting on the patio with JR and his wife, Tina; cheering for Sydney during swim meets; or watching “Gidget” marathons with Brooke; her desire to make small moments big memories will leave a lasting impression on those who hold her dear to their hearts.
Claudia, deeply loved by so many, will be missed for her thoughtful nature, sweet giggle and quick-witted personality. Reasonable, honest and kind, her life advice was useful — and uniquely hers.
She is survived by two children, Carl Richard Isley Jr. (Tina) and Christina René Isley; and two grandchildren, Brooke Isley Clay Haney (Travis) and Sydney Isley.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Wreatha Liss; sister, Crystal States; and son, Charlton Ronald Isley.
The Rev. Charles Stanley will preside over the memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you donate to the Johnson County Public Library overdue book fund and to do for others before you consider yourself, laugh until it hurts, find joy in seemingly small moments and spend a Saturday morning watching westerns.
Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.