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Joann Abercrombie

Oct 17, 1931 - Sep 23, 2023

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Clifton, TX

Rita Joann Bradley Abercrombie went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 23, 2023 at the age of 91. Joann's life was characterized by her cheerful personality, her gift of hospitality, and her steadfast Christian faith. Her genuine care for people, along with a strong desire to help point them to Jesus, resulted in a lasting impact on those who knew her. She was an active leader in whatever local Baptist church she and her husband Abbie were involved, teaching children's Sunday sch...Read More

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Larry Lee Kneller

Jun 19, 1936 - Feb 13, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Larry Lee Kneller, 87, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Carolyn Ann Kneller, his second wife, JoAnn Kneller, and his most recent wife, Grace Carolyn Kneller. Larry met and married Grace Carolyn on June 14, 2008, they had a wonderful life together until her death on January 14, 2024. He will be lovingly remembered by his Children, Cindy D. Archer (Gary), Linda Staley (Gary), Kirk. A. Kneller (Sue); Step-children, Diane Brown (Scott), Robert Brown (Rhonda), Debbie Krum, Mike Hackfeld (Gerri), Darrell Hackfeld, and Sherri Hennig (Gary). 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Larry was a dedicated agent with State Farm Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana for many years. He was known for his hard work and commitment to his clients. Larry also had a passion for working on his rental properties, constantly striving to improve and upgrade the houses. In his free time, Larry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved the outdoors and would often spend his summers outside Columbia City, Indiana, and his winters in New Braunfels, Texas. They eventually moved to Clifton, Texas in February 2016. Larry will be deeply missed by his children, his grandchildren, and many friends and family. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and a love for improving the world around him. A private memorial service will be held for Larry's family and close friends. Instead of flowers, the family kindly requests that a donation be made to a charity of your choice in Larry's memory. To to the family or in memory of Larry Kneller, please

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Bryan Aaron Sanders

Mar 28, 1975 - Jan 17, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Bryan Aaron Sanders, 48, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Arrangements are pending at this time. Full obituary forthcoming. To to the family or in memory of Bryan Sanders, please

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Wilma Fay (Amundson) Meissner

Nov 10, 1943 - Jan 17, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Wilma Fay (Amundson) Meissner, 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Norse. Burial will follow at Rock Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church From 10:00-11:00 A.M. Full obituary forthcoming. To to the family or in memory of Wilma (Amundson) Meissner, please

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Grace Carolyn (Crouch) Hackfeld Kneller

Sep 09, 1935 - Jan 14, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Surrounded by a loving family, Grace Carolyn (Crouch) Hackfeld Kneller, age 88, of Clifton, Texas went to be with the Lord on His day, Sunday, January 14, 2024. Carolyn was born in Waco, Texas on September 9, 1935 to LoVella (Baker) Crouch and Earl Crouch. She attended McGregor High School where she not only graduated Class of 1954 but met the first love of her life, Milford Charles Hackfeld. They married on April 21, 1955 and lived in the McGregor area where they raised three beautiful children and attended Zion Lutheran Church. Carolyn not only worked full-time for Central Freight Lines in Waco, Texas, and later Naler Insurance Agency in McGregor, Texas but was a loving Mom who was actively involved in her children’s lives. From baking delicious desserts, throwing creative birthday parties, serving as Cub Scout Mom, shuttling her kids around to all their activities, and attending all of their sporting/club events, Carolyn’s love of family never wavered. Although Carolyn was a proud, native Texan, she did enjoy summer vacations to the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Summer of 1984, Carolyn and Milford moved to Big Spring, Texas to manage the Central Freight Lines terminal until they retired in 1992 to full-time RVing. After the death of her husband Milford in 1999, Carolyn met and married Larry Kneller on June 14, 2008. They shared a wonderful life together living in New Braunfels, Texas during the winter months and outside Columbia City, Indiana during the summer months. They eventually moved to Clifton, Texas in February 2016. Carolyn was preceded in death by her first husband Milford Hackfeld, her loving parents LoVella and Earl Crouch, and her sister Sally (Crouch) Elmore. She is survived by her second husband Larry Kneller, son Mike Hackfeld and wife Gerri, son Darrell Hackfeld and girlfriend Robbie Grass, daughter Sherri (Hackfeld) Hennig and husband Gary, step-children - Cindy Archer, Linda Staley, Kirk Kneller, Dian Brown, Debbie Crum and Bobbie Brown, sister Peggy Lehrmann, grandkids - Stephanie (Hackfeld) Polasek and husband Bradley, Kaci (Hackfeld) Luedke and husband Ron, Meagan (Hackfeld) Semora and husband Willie, Dane Hackfeld, Jacob Hackfeld, and wife Noelle, Ethan Hackfeld, Brad Hennig and wife Samantha (Sam), Shane Hennig and wife Christine and Shelby Hennig and wife Jenna, ten great grandkids with another one due in June, several nieces and nephews, and several wonderful friends. While Carolyn’s family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember her in a way that honors her spirit. In the Spring when flowers are blooming and hummingbirds are flying, they will host a Celebration of Life Ceremony. To to the family or in memory of Carolyn (Crouch) Kneller, please

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Paul Thompson Mangum

Mar 24, 1944 - Jan 11, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Paul Thompson Mangum, (79), of Clifton, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2024. Paul was born to Granville and Irene Mangum, on March 24, 1944, in Clifton, Texas. He was a two-time resident of Clifton, growing up and later returning in retirement. Growing up in Clifton, Paul was involved in Cub Scouts, singing in the church and school choir, and playing clarinet in band. In high school, he participated in sports, lettering in basketball and football. Paul was Valedictorian of his eighth-grade class and Salutatorian of his 1962 senior class. In 1966, Paul graduated with high honors from Arlington State College (now known as the University of Texas at Arlington), with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Paul married Sherryl “Sherrie” Blewett on January 23, 1966. The two were each other’s lifelong companions and friends. They were blessed with three children, Jennifer, Chris, and Heather, and six grandchildren, Emma, Kenneth, Andrew, Matthew, Olivea, and Marie. Paul worked as a software engineer for several companies throughout his career, most notably as Group Leader of the Guidance and Control Simulation Group for TRW Systems in Houston, Texas, contributing to the success of the Apollo 11 moon flight. He later moved to Lewisville, Texas where he was employed at Xerox Corporation, and then worked at the White House as part of the Communications and Defense Group at the Boeing Company, where he retired after 30 years of service. After retiring to Clifton, Paul contributed his time to the Planning and Zoning Commission as Vice Chair and Chairman from 2009 – 2011. In his youth, Paul was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clifton, Texas, in his later years, he served as a Session Elder. Paul enjoyed spending retirement playing with his grandchildren, improving his home with Sherrie, and researching investments. His favorite pastime was relaxing in front of the TV. Paul was loved by many and will be missed by even more. The family is planning a private service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the First Presbyterian Church Clifton, Texas or plant a tree in memory / honor of Paul Mangum. To to the family or in memory of Paul Mangum, please

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Mary Lou Crawford

Dec 17, 1928 - Jan 13, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Mary Lou (Remington) Crawford, 95, passed away on January 13, 2024. She was born on December 17, 1928. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 P.M. Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Clifton Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Clifton Memorial Park. Mary Lou was married to the love of her life, Ted Franklin (T.F.) Crawford on June 1, 1947. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary before T.F.’s passing in 2012. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents Emma Belle (Frazier) and Carl F. Remington as well as her sister Vera Turner and brother Carl Remington Jr. Surviving family includes two daughters Kathie Lynn (Chuck) Mapes of Dallas and Ginger Ann (Steve) Harrison of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Grandchildren are Heather Glenn Duke (Devon), Ryan Glenn, Ted Crowder (Lindsey), Justin Mapes (Monica) and Kyle Mapes (Laura) as well as ten great-grandchildren. Mary Lou was a life-long resident of Clifton. She graduated from Clifton High School and attended Clifton College. Mary Lou and T.F. were faithful members of the First Baptist Church of Clifton for over 60 years and were involved in many charitable and community organizations. After T.F. retired as Regional Division Manager of Texas-New Mexico Power in 1992, Mary Lou and T.F. enjoyed traveling all over the world. Mary Lou worked for Clifton Bank and Goodall Witcher Hospital and Clinic. She loved to go to Las Vegas and the horse races. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends and the annual dove hunts. She will always be remembered for her grace, style and beauty. She had a wonderful laugh and smile that would light up a room. To to the family or in memory of Mary Lou Crawford, please

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Don Ellison Cox

Jun 15, 1941 - Jan 12, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Don Ellison Cox of Clifton passed away peacefully at his home on January 12, 2024. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Clifton Funeral Home. Don served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1978 and served in the Vietnam War as a tank driver in the HHB 1st Battalion 66th Armor 2nd Armored Division. He received the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Good Conduct Medal Clasp; and Bronze five loops. He was also a member of the Masons. He married Butonne (Newsome) Cox on October 28, 1972 in Waco, TX. They were avid motorcyclists and members of the HOT Road Runners Motorcycle Club for several decades. He enjoyed watching Westerns and the Dallas Cowboys. He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Mike Cox; father, Carroll “Jack” Cox; stepmother, Katherine Cox; and biological mother, Christine (Finstad) Cox. He is survived by his sister, Carol Dickerson of Temple, TX; grandson, Scott Michael Cox; several nieces, multiple cousins, and numerous friends. To to the family or in memory of Don Cox, please

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Barbara Lynn Whitney

Sep 27, 1947 - Jan 08, 2024

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Clifton, TX

Barbara Lynn (Rachuig) Whitney, 76, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024. Services are pending at this time. To to the family or in memory of Barbara L. Whitney, please

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Douglas Odell Finstad

Feb 09, 1939 - Dec 31, 2023

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Clifton, TX

Douglas Odell Finstad December 31, 2023. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Clifton Cemetery. Douglas was born in Clifton, Tx. to Houston and Ruth Carlson Finstad. He graduated from Clifton High School and began his career as a Truck Driver for 44 yrs. retiring in 2001. Douglas loved working on lawnmowers. He spent hours building 18 Wheeler Truck Models. He was a prolific storyteller and enjoyed playing games with loved ones. Douglas is survived by his wife of 44 yrs Sharon; son: Brent (Marcie) Snider of Woodway, Texas; extended family: Sheri (Bryan) Kelly of Gladewater, Texas brothers: J.M.Finstad of Crawford, Texas Gene (Cathy) Finstad of Clifton, Texas. Preceded in death by, parents: Houston and Ruth Finstad; son: Barry Finstad; brother: Houston Jr.; sister: Jenni Lou Skidmore. To to the family or in memory of Douglas Odell Finstad, please

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Mary Ann Sullivan

Dec 21, 1948 - Dec 25, 2023

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Clifton, TX

In Loving Memory of Mary Ann Sullivan: Mary, age 75, of Clifton, Texas passed away peacefully on December 25, 2023. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Lawson Funeral Home at 10 A.M. Visitation will be held Friday, January 5, 2024 at Lawson Funeral Home from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery on January 8, 2024 at 11 A.M. Mary was born on December 21, 1948 in Dallas, to Elizabeth Robinson and Horase. Mary Ann was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, whose presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her.Throughout her life, Mary was a pillar of strength, love, and selflessness. She had an unwavering devotion to her family and always put their needs before her own. Her warm smile, goofy nature, and compassionate heart touched the lives of many. Mary Ann always had a way of making everyone feel special and loved, and her absence will leave an irreplaceable void in our lives. In addition to her role as a loving parent , Mary Ann was also a woman of faith. She found solace and strength in her beliefs, which she shared with those around her. Her motto in life was to "keep her family together". Her unwavering kindness and belief to always look for the best in people, was a guiding light for her family, providing comfort in times of hardship and joy. Mom (to most) leaves behind a legacy of love, resilience, and compassion. She is survived by her family Rickey Sears, Cindy Dildine, Glenn Sears, Heidi Paul, Tyrel Paul, Chris Richardson, Anna Sears, Eric Sears, Paisley Ragland, Jackson Ragland, Copper Paul, and Tyarn Paul; who will continue to honor her memory and carry on her values. As we say goodbye to Mary Ann Sullivan and mourn her loss, let us also celebrate the incredible life she lived. Her love will continue to guide and inspire us, and her memory will forever live on in our hearts. Rest in peace, my Dear. Arrangements were entrusted to Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.

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