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Lawrence A. Clover 88, died Wednesday February 20, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 15, 1930 in Neodesha, Kansas to Charles and Maddie (Warner) Clover.
Lawrence lived on a farm near Neodesha and attended South Lone School thru the 6th grade. The family moved from Montgomery County to Gray County, Kansas where he graduated from the 8th grade. He attended two years of high school before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1947
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War serving on various ships including the USS Iowa Battleship. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1949. Following his discharge from service he went to work for Boeing Aircraft.
On June 6, 1951 he married Doris N. Terry at Havana, Arkansas and she survives of the home. In 1956 Lawrence started working for the railroad while living in Santana, Kansas. He moved with his family to Walton, Kansas in 1968, and was retired as a conductor from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1991.
Lawrence was a patriotic person and devoted life member and officer of the VFW. He was also a 32rd degree Mason and member of the Shrine. He also proudly served with the Kansas Patriot Guard.
He had a love of gardening and enjoyed sharing his crops with friends and neighbors.
Lawrence is survived by his ex-wife, friend and companion Doris Clover; daughter Cynthia and her husband Gordon Regier; son Terry Clover and his companion Marty Stevenson; 4 grandchildren: Kimberly McCallister, Melisha Oakleaf-Wilson, TJ Clover and Shannan Clover; 6 great grandchildren Joseph Romero, Sierra Johnson, Ian McCallister, Patrick McCallister, Dylan Vajnar and Maddie Vajnar; 2 great great grandchildren: Michael Habinger and Caroline Munger.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers Clarence and William Clover; 2 sisters Lois Cooper and Mary Emma Miner; grandchildren Kevin Regier, Zachary Regier, Rowdy Regier and Megan Regier.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerrol Martens presiding. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday February 24 at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Burial will Military Honors will be in the Walton Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Walton Fire Department or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
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