Clara I. Dawley

Nov. 18, 1906 - Jan. 6, 2008

Clara I. Dawley of Waukesha died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at her home at age 101. She was born Nov. 18, 1906, in Hamburg, to Frank and Helena (nee Petznick) Kysow.

She was a graduate of Wausau High School. Following high school, she moved to Milwaukee where she worked for 17 years at Otto A. Braun Insurance Agency. On May 20, 1937, she married John Oliver Dawley at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. For 22 years John and Clara owned and operated Ollie Dollie One Hour Dry Cleaners on South Street in Waukesha. She was a member of the Bahai faith.

She is survived by two nephews, a niece, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on April 27, 1983; infant sisters, Ethyl and Hattie; and brother, Dewey Kysow, in 1974.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Valhalla Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the charity of donors choice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.