Viola May (Keen) Clarke

Born: Thu., May 17, 1934
Died: Tue., Jan. 12, 2021


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 15, 2021
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Location: Walker Funeral Home

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         Viola May (Keen) Clarke (Paschal), 86, of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at @10:05, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.  She was born on May 17, 1934, in Kenton, OH to Clayton and Martha (Tackett) Keen.

Viola had three passions, Family, God, and sewing!

Viola had attended the Saratoga Methodist Church and the Saratoga Church of God for over 32 years and was currently attending the White River Friend Church by Pastor Tim Moreland.

Viola loved to sew and make anything out of material.   Her sewing career was with Champs Purse Factory in Saratoga, Essex in Union City, and Stallion Sportswear in Winchester.  Viola was also an amazing custom kite maker and mentored by the world-renown kite maker Ansel Toney.  She was a woman of great faith in the Lord and was devoted to sharing the word.

Viola is survived by her four sons, Rocky Paschal, Joe (Joanie) Paschal, Danny (Cathy) Paschal, and Lonny (Dawn) Paschal; 13 grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Harry Keen, Larry Keen, and Bobby Keen.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Norman Paschal; her second husband, Raymond Clarke; two daughters, Lya Sloan, Julia Dees a son, Jeffrey Paschal; a granddaughter, April Dees: three sisters, Crystal Masters, Colleen Gilley, and Rosie Antonio; and a brother, Sonny Keen.

A private family service to celebrate Viola’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Walker Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Moreland officiating.  Burial will follow at Saratoga Cemetery in Saratoga.

Friends and family may come from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Friday, at the funeral home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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