Former Astoria Resident Dies

Word was received by relatives in Astoria Saturday evening, of the death of Rev. Clarence A. Litchfield of Coal Valley, at a Davenport hospital. He had been in failing health for several months.

Rev. Litchfield was born in Astoria, June 3, 1889, son of Manford and Adalaide Litchfield. He was married Nov. 16, 1916 to Ora Haffner, who survives together with five children, Eugene, Aurora; Mrs. Don White and Mrs. David Harrison of Coal Valley; Chas. of Moline and Russell Lewis at home. Also the following brothers and sisters: Frank of Montgomery, Ala.; Dewey of Industry; Millard of Sciota; Mrs. Bessie Ball and Miss Sabina Litchfield of Peoria.

At the time of his death he was pastor of the Presbyterian church in Coal Valley, serving there for many years.

During the World War, he was director of the U.S.O., with headquarters in Ipava. His main object in life was to help people, and his labor in the church in Coal Valley won for him many loyal friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Presbyterian church in Coal Valley. Interment in the cemetery there.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 3/26/1952


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