Claude A. Curless Dies At Age 96

Claude A. Curless, 96, of Spring Bay, died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 1989, at Fondulac Nursing Manor.

He was born March 9, 1893, in Astoria, a son of Lorenzo and Susan Thomas Curless. He married Verna Shawgo at Lewistown. She died Feb. 26, 1981.

One son, Leonard, seven brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

He farmed in the Astoria area and later operated a grocery store in Spring Bay before retiring.

Surviving are three sons, Lester of Jacksonville, Fla., Perry of Spring Bay and Bernard of Metamora; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Genseal of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Alice Rose of East Peoria; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mason Funeral Home in Metamora with Rev. Robert Brackley officiating. Burial was in Spring Bay Cemetery.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/19/1989

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