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Claudette Doris Stampe, 92, passed away peacefully at the Greene County Medical Center on November 24 with loved ones present.

Claudette was born on November 4, 1924 in Lewiston, Maine to Joseph and Emelda (Grenier) Moreau. She met her first husband, Arthur Robert May, when working in a family restaurant in Lewiston while he was on leave from New Port, Rhode Island. They were married on April 13, 1942 in San Francisco, California. They resided in New Port, Rhode Island until the end of World War II and then returned to Arthur's hometown of Jefferson, Iowa in 1946. To this union came eight children. She met and married her second husband, Hans Marius Stampe on May 11, 1957 when he moved to the area from Denmark on a work visa. To this marriage came four children.

Claudette was a hard worker. As a teenager, she began working at a shoe factory in Lewiston. While being a loving and devoted mother, she later worked at American Athletic and Franklin Manufacturing in Jefferson. She also picked apples for Deal's Orchard for approximately 20 seasons. She had various cleaning jobs in Jefferson until she retired in 2000. She had abundant joy and love in her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

Claudette was a member of the local Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was very zealous in devoting many hours each month in voluntary ministry work.

Claudette is survived by her children Gloria "Jeannie" May Clifford, Joseph May (Carol), Claudette May Sherlock (LeRoy), Susan May Worley (Larry), Mathias "Mickey" May (Lana), Daniel May (Sheree), Teresa May Manring (Randy), Karen May McCleeary, Susanna Stampe Hoffman (Mike), Christian "Chris" Stampe (Peggy), Kathrina "Kat" Stampe Zieser (Kelvin), Paulette Stampe, 36 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and spiritual friends.

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