Nettie H. Clearwater, age 98, of Osawatomie, Kan., died Oct. 8, 2008, at North Point Skilled Nursing Home in Paola.
Nettie was born Jan. 18, 1910, in Linn County, Kan., near LaCygne. She was the second of six children born to Percy Lawrence and Ethel Mae (Poole) Cox. She attended Linn County Country School District No. 23. She was united in marriage to John William Clearwater on Dec. 22, 1926, at Mound City. They moved to Osawatomie in 1929 and became the parents of five children. John preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1990. Nettie moved to Carr apartments in Osawatomie in 2001. In 2006, she moved to Vintage Park and then to North Point Skilled Nursing Home at Paola in the latter part of September this year.
Nettie had many hobbies. She really loved to play Bingo. Everyone who knew her was well aware of her contagious laugh and her extensive chatting abilities. She also enjoyed cooking and crocheting. She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one grandson Edward Nathan Vaughn, one sister Audrey Meers, and one brother Ray Cox.
She is survived by two sons Charles and Bob Clearwater both of Topeka; three daughters, Wanda Vaughn, of Nevada, Pearl DeVore, of Topeka, and Rena Morgan, of Paola; three brothers, Verl Cox of Gardner, Percy Cox, of the state of Colorado, and Everett Cox, of Ottawa, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; several great-and great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday. She will lie in repose after 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Osawatomie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Vaughn, Kenneth Vaughn, John DeVore, Dan Morgan Jr., Scott Clearwater, Robert Clearwater, and Jimmy Clearwater. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Morgan, Aaron Morgan, Greg DeVore, Jeremy DeVore, Nathan DeVore, Levi Murphy, and Corey Mudick. Memorials are to the Rebekah Lodge or Hospice.