VeteranWilliam Clements

William ClementsWilliam Lee Clements, 87, of Browning died at 4:10 p.m. April 19, 2011, at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.

He was born April 28, 1923, near Frederick in Schuyler County, a son of Herman and Ethel Mae Belville Clements. He married Mary Hill. She preceded him in death. He then married Gloria Lee McGinnis on Aug. 8, 1981, in Browning. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael Lee Clements and Patrick Ray (and Marsha) Clements, both of Rushville; one daughter, Roxanna (and Jim) Callihan of Browning; three brothers, Eldon "Bud" (and Iris) Clements of Decatur, Donald (and Helen) Clements of Browning and Russell Clements of Washington; one sister, Wava Heffren of Rushville; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were one brother, Cecil Clements; one sister, Macel Stemp; and two great-grandsons.

A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, he was a lifelong coal miner last working at Amax Sunspot Mine in Vermont, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of Bader Christian Church.

Services were held Saturday at Bader Christian Church with Mr. Michael Shirley officiating, with burial following in Browning Cemetery with military honors by a U.S. Navy Honors Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Bader Christian Church or Browning Church of Christ.

Condolences may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/27/2011

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