Sunday, September 7, 2014

"Sunday's Obituary" - Gilbert Clinton


Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, May 1999

Gilbert Clinton
Funeral Mass for Gilbert Niles Clinton of Cape Girardeau will be 
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Msgr. Richard 
Rolwing will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends 
may call at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel from 4:30 to 8 p.m. 
today, with parish prayers at 7, and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30. 
Clinton, 88, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Cape Girardeau Residential
 Care Center. He was born march 8, 1911, in Plainville, Ind., son of 
Daniel J. and Lula Fettic Clinton. He and Marie B. Grojean were married 
June 9, 1935, at Sikeston. She died Sept. 14, 1995. Survivors include
 a son, Roy Clinton of West Monroe, La.; two daughters, Barbara Lohr
 of Jackson, Bonnie Eaglin of Morehead, Ky.; four sisters, Louise 
Theissen, Joy Cunningham, Dorothy Baldwin and Ruth Hamlon, all of
 Indiana; a brother, Ray Clinton of Sikeston; 11 grandchildren; and 10 
great-grandchildren. He was precede din death by two brothers, a
 half brother and a half sister. 

I was given a black binder a few years ago from my mom. In the binder was information on my   direct ancestors and descendant of Henry Clinton and Zella Edwards. Gilbert Clinton was my 1st cousin 2x removed and I was happy to find this clipping of his obituary. Of course receiving a binder, box of letters and photographs, family bible or even a journal are full of wonderful information about our ancestors. Treasure those items and share them with your family and others.