Arden F. Clemonds Sr, 92

Arden F. Clemonds Sr, 92

GILLESPIE (Dec. 6, 2017) – Arden F. Clemonds Sr., 92, of Gillespie passed away at 10:05 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Graniteville, Mo., to John and Grace (Carty) Clemonds. He married Ellen (Kelly) Clemonds on July 6, 1946, in Maryland Heights, Mo.; she survives.

Mr. Clemonds was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a bricklayer for Clemonds Brothers in Gillespie and a member of the Union Bricklayers Local #1.

In addition to his wife, surviving are his children, Linda (Roger) Nesch of Springfield, Sharon Clemonds of Wilsonville and Bruce Clemonds of Gillespie; grandchildren, Roger (Jeanne) Nesch Jr., Jeffrey (Mindy) Nesch, Steve (Shannon) Clemonds, Russell (Lisa) Reynolds and Nicole (fiancé Kevin Gooble) Reynolds; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Arden Clemonds Jr. and John Joseph Clemonds; brothers, John Clemonds, Kenny Clemonds and Jim Clemonds; and sisters, Loretta Pilgram and Erma Throgmorton.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home, with Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gillespie Public Library or United Methodist Church of Gillespie.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.