Clarence Schoneweather Jr.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Clarence Schoneweather Jr., 92, Richards, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Clarence was born on July 20, 1929, in Nevada, Mo., to Clarence Schoneweather and Lula Leona Wolfenbarger Schoneweather. He married Norma Jean Lowry on June 28, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1996. He married Nancy Jenkins on March 26, 1998, in Laughlin, Nev., and she survives of the home.

Clarence was a 1947 graduate of Walker High School. He lived in several places while serving his country in the Air Force from 1949 to 1971. After his Air Force retirement, he returned to the Richards, Mo., area and worked for Garner Oil Company and farmed.

Clarence was a member of the Richards Masonic Lodge for over 60 years, Fort Scott Shriners and Emery Coffee Club. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer 43rd District of Missouri and Grand Master Osage Lodge 303.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, survivors include three daughters, June Lowry (Wayne), Raymore, Mo., Sharon Duncan (Ed Barker), Nevada, and Pam Richards (Ron), Joplin, Mo.; six grandchildren, Michelle Wiedenmann (Jeff), Garden City, Mo., Melinda Morgan (Jon), Goddard, Kan., Melissa Wise (Chad), Fort Scott, Kan., Travis Duncan (Brandy), Nevada, Meredith Anstine (Dusty), Chilhowee, Mo., and Stephanie Lowry, Ankeny, Iowa; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, Dustin Wiedenmann (Rylee), and their son, Beau, Peculiar, Mo., Jennifer Wiedenmann, Garden City, Mo., Kaylee and Tucker Duncan, Nevada, Derek, Taylor, Lauren, and Cameron Morgan, Goddard, Kan., and Shelly, Lillian, and Dorian Austin, Ankeny, Iowa.

Along with immediate family, he is survived by three stepdaughters, Kathy Thompson (Jim Hill), Pittsburg, Kan., Linda Barker (Bill), Nevada and Molly Clark (Jim), Nevada; four stepgrandchildren, Nathan Thompson (Terah), Overland Park, Kan., Holly Rodarmel, Nevada, Jesse Taylor, Nevada, and Luke Clark (Kasha), Nevada; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 22, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor Wayne Lowry officiating. Interment with Military Honors followed in National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. Masonic service's were held at 6 p.m., Monday. The family will received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday evening, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Clarence’s name to Mirza Shrine, Fort Scott, Unity Masonic Lodge No. 495, Richards, or Greenwood Christian Church, Greenwood, Mo.

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