Funeral services for Earl Leon Clary were Friday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mr. Clary died Tuesday, January 16, 2001 in Lawrence.
He was born November 17, 1916 in Wilmore, the son of Anna Yakle and Homer Cleveland Clary. He attended grade school in Humbolt before moving to Baldwin City in 1931.
On November 28, 1939, he married Marjorie Capper. They were later divorced. She preceded him in death on January 12, 2001.
He worked for Critchfield Motors, Baldwin City, for several years as a mechanic before working for Johnson Chevrolet, Baldwin City. He then went to Sunflower Ordinance Depot at DeSoto for the Hercules Powder Company until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement he went to work for Madl Implement in the parts department. He was a board member of the Prairie City Cemetery Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Steve Lee Clary on January 29, 1987, and a sister, Marie Barkley.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Kay Burns-Bohm and her husband Fred, Leavenworth; Marilyn Sue Coon and her husband, Steve, Lawrence; Carol Ann Hopkins and her husband, Ken, Lawrence; eight grandchildren, a step-grandchild; nine great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
He was buried in the Prairie City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prairie City Cemetery Association in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.