Clara Oberst Masley
Clara Oberst Masley, age 98, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in her apartment at Millcroft where she lived independently for the past seven years.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Clara was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie Oberst. She was a member of Holy Family Church and always looked forward to going to Sunday mass. Clara enjoyed the activities, new friendships and the kindness of the Millcroft staff. Before moving out of her home in Chestnut Hill Estates she was involved in the women’s group at Holy Family, Newark Senior Center, German Saengerbund, organ lessons, Red Hat Society, and went on many Holy Family Leisure group trips with her late husband Tom. She volunteered at the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hope Dining room. In her early years before having 5 children, she worked 11 years at Liberty Mutual Insurance in Atlanta, Georgia.
Clara always wore a smile and didn’t let life bring her down. She always kept up with current events and was on top of things. She made good decisions which enabled her to enjoy life. We will all miss her wisdom and advice.
In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Masley; son, Frank Masley; brothers, William, Joe, Edward and George; and son-in-law, Roy. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Steffen, Mary Hoffecker, Margaret Cobb (John), Jane Carter (Jimmie); 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helen Oberst of Atlanta, GA; and daughter-in-law, Donna Masley.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Clara’s name by mail to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713 or online at www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org, or Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713.