I am the daughter of Alpheus Eugene Clonts and Frances Lawson Thurston Clonts. I was born March 19, 1961 in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
I am the biological daughter of Iris O'dell Garey Buchanan and Roy Lee Buchanan, Sr. All four parents are on findagrave.
I have 8 children ranging in age from 25 to 33. I have grandchildren, ages 13 years to newborn. There are 7 girls and 6 boys. Caitlyn Marie Wilcox age 13, Abigail Marie Schaller age 12, Alexander George Lloyd Schaller age 10, Aleasha Marie Bradshaw age 10, Cody Allen Wilcox age 9, Cameron James Wilcox age 8, Damian David Honeman age 6, Justis Lee Honeman age 6, Alexander Eric Clonts age 6, Delilah Anahi Honeman age 5, and Danielle Linans Honeman age 4. Aiden-Marie Kay Haines-Clonts age 1 months and Silas Honeman age 1, and Avah Honeman age 2 months. There are also 3 step grand children and they are Jesse, Adrian and Aysia Honeman. One grandson, Zachary Michael Bradshaw, died in utero and was miscarried on August 9, 2002.
My father, Alpheus Clonts, was on the USS St. Lo when it was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He was rescued by the USS Butler. He died on April 26, 1994 of a ruptured abdominal anurysm in his aorta. He was 82.
My mother, Frances Clonts, was diagnosed with alzheimers in April 2000 and came to live with my husband and I. She broke her hip on October 1, 2000 and had surgery to replace it, but the hip would not stay in place and it became infected. It had to be removed and her right leg shortened. She got a MRSA staph infection and in accordance with her wishes she was given comfort measures and put in the Hospice program. On Dec. 17, 2000 we celebrated Christmas with her as we had a feeling things were not right and on Dec. 18, 2000 she slipped into a coma and never awoke. She died on Dec. 24, 2000.