Clara Marie Ditmars

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Clara Marie Ditmars, 95, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Walker, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born June 6, 1911, in Walker, to Charles Harmon Horning and Minerva Ann Mitchell Horning. She married John C. Ditmars on Aug. 16, 1947, in Berea Christian Church. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1985.

Marie lived in Vernon County her entire lifetime. She has a Bachelors of Science in Education from Warrensburg and a master'ss degree from Pittsburg State College. Marie taught school for 39 years in area schools, 31 in Nevada. She had hundreds of school youngsters but none of her own. She loved children very much including her nieces and nephews. She helped care for her aged (99-plus years) mother and mother-in-law (100-plus years). Marie was a member of Berea Christian Church since1940. She taught classes in Sunday school in every church she attended. She was a member of A.D.K. Teachers Sorority for several years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 15, at Ferry Funeral Home with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery near Walker. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the Walker Alumni Scholarship Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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