Michelle D. (Morrow) Claypoole

October 23, 1973 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 45)


Michelle D. Claypoole, 45, of Bruin, a well-known area resident and Butler business owner,  passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday morning, March 9, 2019 shortly after her arrival in the emergency department at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Michelle was born in New Castle on October 23, 1973. She was the daughter of Mary Jean Stillwagon Shumaker, and the late David Morrow. She attended school at Moniteau, and for the last fifteen years she was the owner/operator of Dog Gone Cute Grooming in Butler. Michelle loved people and looked forward to get-togethers, trips, and good times with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond A. Claypoole, whom she married at the Concord Church in Hooker, on September 7, 1996; her son, Deven M. Claypoole, at home, her mother and step-father, Mary Jean and Daniel D. Shumaker, of Karns City, two brothers, Wayne Ritter, and his companion, Susan, of Fenelton, and Scott Ritter and his fiancé, Stacey, of Butler, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main Street, Karns City, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday. A funeral service will follow from the funeral home at 1 p.m. Interment will be in West Sunbury Union Cemetery. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit

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