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Clara Mae (Hoffman) Clauss Kinsel

May 28, 1923 ~ March 12, 2020 (age 96)



Clara Mae Clauss Kinsel, 96, of Mohnton, passed away Thursday March 12, 2020 in the Reading Hospital.

She was the wife of Woodrow A. Clauss who passed away July 29, 1986 and of W. Robert Kinsel who passed away July 15, 2006.

Born in Watsontown, Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Raymond R. Hoffman and Bessie N. (Auker) Hoffman.

She was a Licensed Registered Nurse, and a graduate of The Reading Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to retiring, she worked as a Registered Nurse for her entire career at The Reading Hospital.

She is survived by her children; Allan B. – husband of Laura J. (Miller) Clauss, Newbury, NH; Carol L. (Clauss) – wife of Thomas Goodman, Shillington. Also her step children; Gerald L. Kinsel, Spring Twp.; Beverly A. (Kinsel) Marsdan, Lower Heidelberg Twp.; 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother; Spessard J. Hoffman, Sunbury; and sisters; Ruth M. – widow of William Kerstetter, Paxinos, PA; and Greta B. – widow of Joseph Fultz, Sunbury.

She was pre deceased by a brother; David “Bus” Wingrove Hoffman, and a sister; Jemella A. Lehman.

A Celebration of Life will be held AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED. Interment will take place in Altonah Cemetery, Bethlehem, at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be may be made to Faith E.C. Church 400 North Temple Blvd., Temple, PA 19560 or to the American Heart Association at

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