Charlotte Mae Clapper

March 08, 1930 ‒ April 27, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Charlotte’s Obituary

MANSFIELD: Charlotte Mae Clapper, age 88, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at Wedgewood Estates in Mansfield with family by her side.

Charlotte was born March 8, 1930 in Shadyside the daughter of Evelyn (Foreman) and Earl McNutt. After Charlotte graduated from Massillon High School, she attended Miami University in Oxford, OH.

In 1950, she married James F. Clapper and they shared 43 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1993.

She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield and volunteered both at Kingwood Center and Mansfield General (now OhioHealth Hospital). Charlotte was also a member of the Philo sorority, the DAR, and the Mansfield Garden Club.

She loved music, was a beautiful piano player, and sang with the Mansfield Symphony Chorus. Always on-the-go, Charlotte travelled all over the world with her husband Jim and, when at home, enjoyed tending her beautiful flower garden.

She is survived by children James F. (Mary) Clapper of Toledo, David M. (Toni) Clapper of Atherton, CA, Michael A. (Elaine) Clapper of Bellville, and Suzanne (Chris) Busa of Rochester Hills, MI; ten grandchildren James III, Jennifer, Joseph, Jonathan, Jacob, Michael, Lauren, Elizabeth, Christopher, and Eric; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Barbara Cape and Diana McNutt.

Her family will receive friends 11am-1pm Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where her private family funeral service will begin at 1pm. Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate and private burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at her services.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Charlotte’s family and encourage you to share a memory with them at


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  • There’s not enough words to express my sincere heartfelt condolences to the family of this beautiful soul. Heaven surely gained another angel as Charlotte was ushered through the golden gates. I am grateful that I got to care for Charlotte & meet her wonderful family. My prayer is God will cover you all with his love & mercy through the grieving process now & in the days to come. Love to you all

  • To Charlotte’s family: Your mother and father were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. They were so good to Tyler. Your mother always had sun chips for the children who came to visit. They just loved her. Even our cat loved her. Fluffy just adored your mother. She was such a wonderful person. She will be missed but not forgotten by our family. i hope your wonderful memories help to ease your sorrow now. Jack and Marge Pidgeon

    • Thanks Marge. Mike and I were just talking about you today when we drove by Pebble Creek. Thanks for being such good neighbors for her too. Dave Clapper