Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY - CLARENCE JESSE MAUDLIN
Clarence Jesse MAUDLIN, eldest child of James Franklin and Luella WOLFORD MAUDLIN, was born Feb. 1, 1897, in
Ringgold County near Redding, Iowa, and departed this life on Jan. 30, 1975, at the Greater Community Hospital
at Creston. He had been in failing health since a car accident in April, 1970. He was 77 years, 11 months and
30 days at the time of his death.
Clarence spent all of his life in Iowa and Missouri. He moved to Missouri
with his parents near Allendale, Mo., when he was four-years-old, and lived there until 1936, when he moved to
Maloy, and in 1938 moved to Sharpsburg. He was a farmer before moving to Sharpsburg.
He was married to Avis
Bertha OLNEY on July 3, 1921. He leaves to mourn his passing his widow; one sister, Audra SMITH of Grant
City, Mo.; two brothers, Wilbert of Grant City, Mo. and Leonard of Clearfield; his sister-in-law and her husband,
Opal and Carroll MOTSINGER, and nieces, Lois PHILLIPS, Lela RINEHART and Luella BARKER, and other nieces and
He was a patient sufferer. All who loved him will miss him. He always had a smile for everyone who
came in to see him.The debt of sorrow we cannot tell,
Of the loss of one we loved so well,
and while he sleeps a peaceful sleep,
His memory we shall always keep.
Services were held
Saturday, Feb. 1, from the Rhoades-Wilson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Rev. Orville RINEHART in charge.
Music was provided by soloist, Sundae KNOTT, accompanied by organist Mrs. Irma WILCOX. Casketbearers were
Elvis MAUDLIN, Ellis MAUDLIN, Terry RINEHART, Wade MOTSINGER, Carl E. COMBS and LeROy OLNEY. Interment was in
Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr.
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