Carol Ann McClay, 59, of 877 Scrubgrass Road, Mercer, died the night of April 9, 2009, at Grove City Medical Center.

She was born June 22, 1949, in New Castle to the Rev. Roy and Vera Moose Kaufman.

She married Robert L. McClay on Oct. 3, 1970. He survives.

Mrs. McClay was employed in ticket sales at Mercer Raceway Park. She previously worked as a clerk at Mercer Mercantile and as a secretary at Wilmington High School.

A 1968 graduate of Wilmington High School, she was a member of Mercer United Methodist Church.

Mrs. McClay will be remembered for her love of saving and rescuing animals.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Rob Daugherty of Mercer; a son, Scott McClay of Imperial, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Jean Kaufman of New Wilmington; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Isabel and Ken Gerber and Dorothy and Dan Miller, both of Hartstown, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Jackie Kaufman of New Wilmington.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McClay was preceded in death by a brother, Don Kaufman, and another brother in infancy.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer. A service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Eric Leonard will officiate.

Burial will be in Neshannock Cemetery, Wilmington Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercer United Methodist Church, 250 E. Butler St., Mercer, Pa. 16137.

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