Alta Maroy “Mae” Claassen, 89, of Rushville, passed away at 5:00 AM, Friday, October 9, 2020, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
She was born on January 15, 1931, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Earl and Flora (Lear) Lashbrook.
Surviving are her daughter Julie Zorn and husband Randy of Coldwater, Michigan, three grandchildren Holly Acheson, William “Bill” Phillips and Jackson Wayne Zorn, two great granddaughters Keely and Katie Acheson, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Wayne Claassen, her daughter Georgia Ann Byrd, five brothers George Lashbrook, Clyde Lashbrook, Fred Lashbrook, Wayne Lashbrook and Richard Carl Lashbrook, and five sisters Cora Hopkins, Pauline Fisher, Ruth Wheelhouse, Grace Johnson and Justine Sipes.
Alta was a homemaker. She enjoyed watching tv and reading magazines with People, being her favorite.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Rushville City Cemetery, with Pastor Larry DeSha officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials are suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.