Dawn Clayton



Dawn Alaine Clayton, 74, Vienna, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 12, 1946, to Gordon Jahr and Nadine Beeler in Fremont, Mich.

She was united in marriage to John Arthur Clayton, Aug. 9, 1973, in Holton, Mich.

Dawn was a graduate of the University of Missouri, Rolla, and the University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia. She was a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Bennett Springs Barristers Club, and the Vienna Lions Club. She had written numerous poems and had some published.

She was preceded in death by parents Gordon and Nadine.

She is survived by husband of over 47 years, Judge John A. Clayton, of their the home near Vienna; sons Douglas Clayton and wife Holly of Siloam Springs, Ark., Kenneth Clayton and wife Carla, and Randal Clayton and wife Brittney all of Rolla; daughter Elizabeth Huett and husband Scott of Lawson; and 15 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, June 25, at the Rolla Lions Den, Rolla.

Memorials suggested to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of South Central Missouri.

Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna.