Clarence S. Browning 1917 - 2008 Overland Park
Memorial services for Clarence S. “Sheldy” Browning, 91, Overland Park, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at D.W. Newcomer’s Chapel in Overland Park.
Mr. Browning died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park.
He was born June 19, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., the only child of Ernest and Golden Browning. He attended South Park Elementary School. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School and Baker University with a degree in business.
During World War II, Mr. Browning served in the U.S. Army in Great Britain and France with the 6th Armored Division Tank Company until VE day in 1945. He captured more than a thousand enemy soldiers, and engaged and won numerous tank battles. He received a Silver Star with 5 battle stars, the Bronze Star, French Croix de Guerre and many other awards.
Mr. Browning worked for 42 years for Sears, Roebuck, and Company and managed the East Bottoms Distributions Center in Kansas City. He was a longtime member of the First Raitters Sunday School Group, Old Mission Methodist Church.
He married Lola Tonelli on April 18, 1943, in Santa Barbara, Calif. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Catherine Magness, Stilwell; two sons, Roger, Mission, and Keith, Baldwin City; two grandsons; and six great-grandchildren
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel before the services.
The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.