William "Bill" Clemens, 91, of Marshall, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2007, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Wayne Doolin and Rev. Vernon Maxted will officiate. Masonic services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be George Clemens, Richard Clemens, Mike Martin, Brian Miles, Ted Coffman and Earl Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Cannon, Ted Quick, Gail Brewer, Jack Harriman, Wendell Quigley and Dale Miles. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or Fitzgibbon Cancer Center. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Feb. 21, 1916, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Robert B. Clemens and Lillian Clough Clemens. He was a graduate of Marshall High School. On July 4, 1941, he married Myrl Maupin, who survives of the home. He resided in Saline County from birth until moving to Blackwater in Cooper County in 1945. He returned to Saline County, the Elmwood area, in 1963. In 1978 he retired and moved to Lake Nehai in Chariton County, moving to Marshall in 2004. He was a farmer and woodworker. He served over 20 years as a 4-H project leader. He was past deacon of the Blackwater Federated Church, past president of the Cooper County Fair Board, past president of the Saline County Swine Producers, past deacon of the First Baptist Church in Salisbury, past Worshipful Master of the Oriental Lodge No. 518 in Blackburn and past Worshipful Master of the Mendon Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marshall and a member of Trilumina Lodge No. 205 A.F. & A.M. in Marshall.
Additional survivors include two sons, William L. "Bill" Clemens and wife, Vaneissa, of Marshall and Robert J. "Bob" Clemens and wife, Judy, of Marshall; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nephews; and one niece.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Clemens and Jack Clemens.
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