Thursday, May 25, 2006

Clarence E. Reed, 92, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville.

He was born in Exeter, Missouri, Aug. 21, 1913, the son of John P. and Jewel (Ellis) Reed.

On Dec. 29, 1938, in Monett he was united in marriage to Kathleen Carney, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Jane Reed Beckett and her husband, Harry, of Springfield, and Linda Schermann and her husband, Jesús, of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; one sister, Virginia Wheeler, of Mountain Home, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bill Reed, one sister, Annabelle Bass, two brothers-in-law, Everett Wheeler and Gene Bass.

He graduated from Monett High School and continued his education at Monett Junior College. He then transferred to the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia and graduated in 1936. He was a State Legislator for two years (1939-1940). During World War II Clarence served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He worked as an attorney for the Veterans Administration for thirty years following his discharge. He was in private practice with Emory Melton Law Offices for 15 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Cassville.

Graveside services with Military Honors were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home. Rev. Sid Allsbury conducted the services and Emory Melton delivered the eulogy.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Cassville, Cassville Senior Center or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.


Cassville, Missouri