Jodi Clayton

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Jodi Sue Clayton, nee Vernier, 59, of Freeburg, IL, born July 21, 1960, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at her residence.

Jodi had worked for Publix Grocery Store in Florida and most recently at Casey’s General Store, Freeburg, IL. She enjoyed thrift store shopping, walking for exercise, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.  Jodi was an animal lover and enjoyed going to the Zoo. She loved traveling around with her husband, Mark, especially their overnight trips to Grafton, IL. Most of all, Jodi loved her family greatly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald A. Vernier Sr.

Surviving are her husband, Mark Clayton;
a son, Adam Schell of St. Louis, MO;
a daughter, Susan Schell of Chicago, IL;
a step-daughter, Keighly Clayton of North Carolina;
her mother, Norma, nee Schwarz, Vernier  of Belleville, IL;
four brothers, Donald Jr. (Tammy) Vernier of Belleville, IL, Jon (Tracey) Vernier of Mascoutah, IL, Eric Vernier of Advance, NC, and Joel (Annie) Vernier of Mocksville, NC;
two sisters, Debbie (Don) Pyszka of O’Fallon, IL,
and Angela (Clyde) Hutchinson of Millstadt, IL;
aunts and uncles;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at a later date.




19 Comments on Jodi Clayton

Lori Rodriguez said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 3:56 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will cherish the memories from grade school and high school. I am glad we reconnected when she moved back. My thoughts and prayers are with the Vernier family.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Regina Baxter said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 10:08 AM

My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. To Debbie, I pray your strength in the Lord!

  • st Louis
  • MO
Jenny LaCroix said : Guest Report May 19, 2020 at 9:52 PM

My deepest sympathies for the Vernier family. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jack Hagarty said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 6:43 PM

Anette and I are sorry for your loss we’ll pray for you and your family, always available if you need something

  • Belleville
  • IL
Brenda Hornecker said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 4:53 PM

So sorry for your loss. Jodi was such a fun and kind person and friend we had a lot of fun camping out at Busch Stadium for the play offs and the 1984 World Series game Great times and Wonderful memories. I miss you

  • St. Peters
  • MO
Tammy Leveling said : Guest Report May 18, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Please accept my sympathies, Jodi was a great friend, we had many good times together, we worked together for a while too which was a blast! We laughed so much! I’m sorry for your loss, I pray you are resting in peace my friend! Love you!

  • Troy
  • IL
Joyce and Gene said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Norma and Family. Jodi was such a sweet & caring person. Take comfort in knowing she's in the arms of Jesus & out of pain. We love you & send our sympathy.

  • Mascoutah
  • Il
maryann and les appel said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 8:41 AM

we are so sorry for your loss

  • Swansea
  • IL
Cindy said : Guest Report May 17, 2020 at 6:07 AM

I am sorry for you loss. Your sister was a very good lady. And so are all of you. Prayers to all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Shirley & Bill Miller said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 6:27 PM

Norma so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Please give us a call if you need anything. Shirley & Bill

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Donna Duncan said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 6:06 PM

So many good memories of our highschool days with Jodi. May you Rest In Peace my friend ❤️ Fly high Sending prayers to your family

  • Victoria
  • Texas
Karen Tiemann said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 12:40 PM

So sad to hear about the loss of your sister

  • Swansea
  • IL
Betty Clyde Sharp said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 11:03 AM

I so loved Jodi. Such a dear, loving lady. So sad over her earthly death ! Heaven has gained a special person.

  • Columbus
  • Ms
Bob Engler said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 10:39 AM

So sorry for your loss my condolences to the family and sending prayers

  • Belleville
  • IL
Darlene Duncan said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 10:36 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss, Jodi will always be in my prayers and in my heart. R. I. P. my friend

  • Swansea
  • IL
Joyce Schell Amick said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 8:58 AM

The Amick family sends prayers of support and peace for all. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.

  • Jefferson City
  • Missouri
Rickey Lugge said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 8:24 AM

Very sorry for your loss prayers for that great family

  • Belleville
  • Ill
Carolyn Miller ( Northway) said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 8:16 AM

My condolences to Jodi’s family. She was a very sweet person and a childhood friend!

  • Saint Charles
  • MO
Bill stock jr said : Guest Report May 15, 2020 at 5:43 PM

Sorry for your loss Jon.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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