Archive for Thursday, January 22, 2004

Clinton J. Clouse Jr.

1921-2004

January 22, 2004

Services for Clinton J. Clouse, Jr., 82, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel. Burial will be in the Eudora Cemetery.
Mr. Clouse died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
He was born June 18, 1921, in Baxter Springs, the son of Clinton J. and Alma (Ferris) Clouse. He had lived in the Kansas City, Kan., and Overland Park areas for many years before moving to Eudora in 1988. He graduated from the Williams College of Mortuary Science in Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. Clouse was a retired florist and had owned the Mission Village Florist shop from 1956 until his retirement in 1988. Before that he was an embalmer and funeral director at the Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan. He served with the United States Navy during World War II.
He was a member and past president of the Kansas City, Kan., Cosmopolitan Club, former commander and adjutant of the Wyandotte Post No. 83 of the American Legion and Chef de Gare of Voiture 762 of the 40 & 8. He was a member of the Kaw Lodge of Scottish Rite and a former inspector of the Kansas Athletic Commission. He was a former member of the Mission Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Florists Association and was president of the Eudora Area Historical Society. He attended the Lawrence Free Methodist Church in Lawrence.
He married Mary Joy Hansen on April 25, 1959, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include an adopted son, William Hansen Lunn, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary, where the family will receive them from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Eudora Nursing Center, sent in care of the funeral home.

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