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OBITUARY ~ J. B. ROUTH

February 25, 1922 ~ March 22, 2011

J.B. ROUTH , 89, of Clearfield died March 22, 2011, at Clearview Home in Clearfield.

JB was born February 25, 1922, in Clearfield to Addis and Gladys (BAILEY) ROUTH. He graduated from Clearfield High School in 1940.

In May, 1943, he joined the Navy, transferring to the Seabees after boot camp, and was discharged in December, 1945.

He married Dorothy CLAREY on May 23, 1946, at Olathe, Kansas. They operated a produce business and a hardware store in Clearfield for 25 years. He was a member of the Clearfield United Methodist Church, the Platte River Sports Complex, Ducks Unlimited and was a former member of the Clearfield Lions Club.

Survivors include his daughters Janet BECKER of Hedrick and Kathy BUTLER of Diagonal; five grandchildren; Jason (Melissa) BUTLER of Creston, Chris (Sarah) BECKER of Ottumwa, Jennifer (James) TULL of Diagonal, Julie (Andy) JOHNSON of Ankeny, and Joni (Jeremy) GILLAM of Creston; six great-grandchildren; Blake BUTLER, Gavin and Haylee GILLAM, Landon and Emma BECKER, and Jasper JOHNSON; brothers Ronnie (Bonnie) ROUTH of Creston, Bernard (Marilyn) ROUTH of Whiting, and Bill (Anna) ROUTH of Coffee Creek, Montana; sister Gwen (Spencer) SANDEMAN of Creston; sisters-in-law Martha ROUTH of Cresco and Mary Lou SCHLAPIA of Boulder, Colorado; special friend Bette FRAKES of Owasso, Oklahoma; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceding him in death were his wife Dorothy, his parents, brothers Mick and Richard, and infant sister Betty.

A memorial, to be determined at a later date, has been established in his name.

Memorial services were helf Friday, March 25, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Clearfield, Iowa. Military rites by Woodside Post #97 American Legion were held at graveside. Interment was made at Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield, Iowa. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.

SOURCE: www.watsonarmstrongfh.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://aurora-24708.tributes.com/show/JB-Routh-91090178

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2011

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