Clarence Seaver

Clarence Paul Seaver, 90, Lawrence, formerly of McLouth, died Nov. 25, 2010.

He was born May 30, 1920, at Newton, the son of James “JW” William and Sadie Beatrice Glover Seaver.

Mr. Seaver was a 1940 graduate of McLouth High School and received a degree in 1941 from Aviation Training Services to build airplanes in Los Angeles. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Corps of Engineers and Medical Corps.

He was a farmer and stockman in McLouth for many years and had worked 16 years as the shop foreman at the University of Kansas, Drama and Theater Department, where he medically retired in 1980.

He and his wife, Lucy, developed, owned and operated the “CherLu” Country Store at Perry Lake from 1969 to 1974.

He and his wife attended and were youth sponsors at the Perry United Methodist Church during this time. He grew up as a member of the Stanwood Friends Church and after marriage joined the United Brethren Edmonds Church, which united with his current church, the McLouth United Methodist.

He and his wife served as youth group sponsors in the 1960s at the McLouth United Methodist Church.

He married Lucy Elizabeth Kell June 1, 1940, at McLouth. She survives at the home.

He is also survived by one daughter, Cheryl E. Wonnell, Lawrence; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, William A. Seaver, Kimberling City, Mo.; four sisters, Lena Thompson, Ozark, Mo., Frances Sink, Gardner, Darlene Overbaugh, Tonganoxie, and Charlene Snell, Topeka.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Johnny Seaver.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial was at McLouth Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to services.

Memorials can be made to the Lawrence Humane Society or to the Clarence Seaver Technical Theater Scholarship Fund at the KU Endowment Association and sent in care of the Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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