Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Clarence Daniel Medearis, 95, of Chillicothe passed away at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.  

He was born on Jan. 5, 1916, in Big Cabin, Okla., the son of Oscar and Lillian (Cunningham) Medearis. He married Roberta Ordell Jones on Jan. 30, 1939. She preceded him in death Oct. 11, 1997.

Surviving are his children, Robert (Ruth) Medearis, Roberta Maggart and Peggy (Ron) Babb, all of Chillicothe; seven grandchildren, Carol Carr, Crystal Ramos, Cary Carr, Angie Snethen, Dawn Bowers, Leann Davidson and Rick Babb. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; devoted and dedicated caregiver Vickie Durr and caregiver Therese Cotter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers.

He worked at the Santa Fe Railroad and also for Martin-Marietta Gravel Pit before he retired.

He was a member of the Peoria Casting Club, Illinois Trappers Association and National Rifleman Association.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Yankee Street Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Rescue 33 or TAPS.

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