James L. Clemans, age 97, of Linneus, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 24, 2023, at McLarney Manor in Brookfield, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Arch Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Linneus.
Memorial contributions to the Linneus United Methodist Church or American Legion Post 538 may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Missouri 64628.
James L., son of Chester and Iva L. (Kemper) Clemans, was born July 5, 1925, in Linneus, Missouri.
Jim was a 1944 graduate of Laclede High School. After graduation he joined the United States Army in 1944 serving as a T/5 Corporal in World War II where he received the Good Conduct Medal, EAMET Ribbon and Victory Ribbon. Jim was a member of the Linneus United Methodist Church, Jackson Lodge #82, American Legion Post 538, VFW Post #455, and a long-time volunteer for the Linneus Fire Department.
Jim worked for over 28 years as a truck driver for the MFA Elevator in Linneus and Brookfield. He was an avid hunter and especially loved hunting quail. Jim enjoyed spending his days driving around Linneus, people watching, and spending time at the local diner.
Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Chapman of Chillicothe and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his friend and longtime companion, Wanda Hoskins; and one sister, Jean Smith.
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