Catharine “Lucille” Clemons
Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home
Catharine “Lucille” Clemons, age 97, died Tues, May 20, 2014 at Mitchell Co. Health Systems Long Term Care, Beloit. She was born on Aug. 18, 1916 in Cheyenne Co., KS to James & Merdith (Medcalf) Collins.
Lucille attended country grade schools then high school in Simpson and graduated from Asherville in 1934.
She taught at country schools before she married Byron Clemons on Sept. 28, 1940 in Beloit, KS. He preceded her on Sept. 2, 1975.
She worked as a clerk for the Hutchinson Market in Jamestown for over 15 years. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Babe Houser, the Jamestown Elevator & station & for both water districts. All her life she cared for neighborhood children and then some of their children. She was a member of the Jamestown UMC and enjoyed church activities, Cub scouts and school events. She helped established the Jolly Jayhawks 4H Club in the area.
She is survived by -
Son: David Clemons & wife Glenda, Concordia
Daughter Linda Clemons, Burleson, TX
Brother: Wes Carlton
Sisters: Rosemary Freeman & Wanda Barnes
11 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron; son, Douglas; parents; 2 brothers; 4 sisters & granddaughter, Nicole Barleen.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Sat., May 24, 2014 at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia.
Visitation will be from 9 am to 9 pm with the family greeting from 7:30-8:30 pm Fri., at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home.
Cremation will follow the funeral services and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown.
The family suggests memorials to Solomon Valley Hospice or Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cloud County in care of the funeral home.
For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com
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