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“Dave, Bob, Franklin and Family, It is so sad to hear of the passing of your Mom and wife. I so vividly remember her in school. She always had a smile...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jay Lawyer - Middleburgh, NY

“My condolences to the Clapper and Peek families. Mrs. Clapper was a very kind and warm individual who graced our community. She always had a hug...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Enders Magee - Westerlo, NY

“Dave, Bob, and Family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. May God Bless you and your family. Brad Fick ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Brad Fick - Titusville, FL

“Sorry to hear of Isabelle's passing. I had the pleasure of working on her when I worked at the chiropractors. We had some great conversations and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Hotaling waldron - NY

“Dear Franklin Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family in this difficult time. Dorothy and Patrick Carrigan ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Patrick Carrigan - Malone, NY

“Uncle Franklin our thoughts and prayers are with you. Michael and I remember your wonderful visit to our home in Florida. My favorite memory of Aunt...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Victoria Curtin - Melbourne, FL

“Thinking of you all during this difficult time Polly ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Polly Mace Votaw - Ithaca, NY

“Dear Franklin our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Clara and Lloyd Potter ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Clara Potter - Preston Hollow, NY

“Sorry to hear of Mrs. Clapper's passing. I grew up with the Clapper family and had many occasions to see and speak with Mrs. Clapper. She always...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Ann (Armlin) Wolfe - NY

“My Aunt Belle was a very special person for me My vacations with her,Uncle Bob and Bobby and David were among my best memories. Singing our hearts...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Brown Kemp - bellerose, NY


Middleburgh- Isabelle C. Clapper, 85, of Cliff Street, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital.

Born April 12, 1928 in Queens, she was a daughter of Earl and Charlotte (Schayfe) Sparrow. Isabelle was a lifelong area resident graduating from Middleburgh Central School in 1946.

She married Robert Peek in June 1946 and he predeceased her on Feb. 13, 1959. Isabelle held various jobs in the community, including waitressing, before she became a cafeteria aid. She then enjoyed the pleasures of raising her family. She played on the local girls' softball team, loved to roller skate, sing, and whistle.

Isabelle was active in the neighborhood, volunteering for the American Heart and Cancer drives. She was of protestant faith.

Survivors include her husband, Franklin C. Clapper, whom she married June 1, 1967; her children: Robert J. (Victoria) Peek of Middleburgh, David A. (Mary) Peek of Guilderland, Franklin C. (Dorothy) Clapper, Jr. of Gilboa, Phillip Clapper of Jordanville, Kevin (Katherine) Clapper of Binghamton, P. Jeannie Hawkins of Richfield Springs; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh with Rev. Jeffrey Kelley of the Middleburgh Reformed Church officiating. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the funeral home prior to the service, from 10 to 11 AM. Burial will be in Gilboa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.