John S. "Jack" Clements, 84, of Independence, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence. Burial with full military honors will be in Mount Washington Forever Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research or South Care Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
Born Dec. 2, 1922, in Gilliam, to Marion and Catherine (Winning) Clements. He moved to Independence in 1951 and had worked for several years for Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union Local 83 until a job related injury forced him to retire in 1981. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Englewood Assembly of God. He was married to Bettie Adcock on March 16, 1951, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, John Clements Jr. of Independence, Chuck Clements of Blue Springs and Keith Clements of Rusk, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Catherine Clements of Independence and Connie Holt of Lee's Summit; two brothers, Joe Clements of Miami and W.E. Clements of Slater; two sisters, Alice Phillips and Esther Rhea Peel, both of Slater; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.