Ivan Kliffmiller

Ivan KliffmillerHenry Ivan Kliffmiller, 81, of Rushville died at 2:22 p.m. April 30, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Willow Springs, Mo., the son of Henry Iva and Gladys Ellen Whited Kliffmiller. He married Anna Carver on Nov. 23, 1954, in Mount Grove, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Jeffrey (and Jane) Kliffmiller, Kevin Kliffmiller and Blaine (and Carol) Kliffmiller, all of Rushville, Deborah (and Gene) Edwards of Industry and Shelia (and John) Campbell of Orland Park; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jessica Cox; one nephew, Alan Mannbeck; and two sisters, Lea Estes and Cleta Brashear.

He worked in the lumber business all of his life. In 1960, he began Kliffmiller Logging. His sons worked with him in the business also. In 2007, he retired due to ill health.

He was of the Methodist faith.

Services will be at held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor Fred Fritz officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Rushville Little League.

Condolences may be sent to www.woodfh.net.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/2/2018


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