Edith Mae Cliffman

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Edith Mae Cliffman, 82, of Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Louise Louisa Rosealla (Newman) Eaton, was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Moundville, and passed from this life Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. On Jan. 23, 1949, she was united in marriage to the "love of her life" Harold Lloyd Cliffman at the home of his parents near Bethel, and he survives of the home.

Edith attended school in Bronaugh and after her marriage to Harold, the couple became parents of one son. She worked for more than 32 years at the Nevada State Hospital, 15 of those years as an Aide and more than 17 as a pharmacy technician.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, in Nevada, where she was a very active member of her Sunday school class; Mission and Mission Studies; sponsor of Youth Camp activities; served as Lord's Supper Coordinator for 15 years; and Church Hostess for 13 years. Edith was blessed with the gift of serving others through her enjoyment of cooking. Other interests included Sheldon Chapter 245 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron several times, and was district Deputy Grand Matron for the 43rd District. She was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, holding various offices within that organization. She also served on the Vernon County Extension Council.

Aside from her husband, Harold, Edith is survived by her son, Gary Cliffman, of Nevada; one granddaughter, Jenny Marie Carrithers and her husband, Doug, of Kansas City; one great-grandson, Seth Michael Carrithers, also of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Edith was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill, Alfred, Orville, Robert and Ira Eaton; and sister, Mildred Pfund.

Funeral services for Edith Mae Cliffman are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at the First Baptist Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Cox officiating. Interment will follow in the Moore Cemetery, in Nevada. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in Edith's name to Parkinson's Research in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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