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     Claude Wolfe, age 93, of Milford, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at his home.

     Claude was born December 12, 1918, at Jerico Springs, Missouri, one of the six children of Ralph and Nettie Mae (McClendon) Wolfe.  He entered the U.S. Army in 1941, serving in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns during World War II.  Returning home, Claude met and married the love of his life, Nellie "Nen" Jones and they had celebrated 60 years together before her death October 20, 2006.  Claude was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph and Frank Wolfe; and a sister, Wanda Easter.

     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck & Liz Wolfe, Milford; two daughters and a son-in-law, Claudia & David Searcy, Shawnee, Kansas, and Pam Galichia, Merriam, Kansas; six grandsons, Garrett & Curt Searcy, Todd & Shawn Galichia, Chuck Jr. & Chad Wolfe; ten great-grandchildren, Morgan, Austin, Cole, Caden, Corinn, and Connor Searcy, Dustin Galichia, Kayleigh, Hunter, and Brayden Wolfe; two sisters, Izetta Moore, Newton Iowa and Hazel Easter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; a large extended family; and a host of friends.

     After living and working in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, Claude retired from Massey Ferguson and he and Nen moved from Kansas City to Milford in 1980.   A committed Christian, Claude was an active member of Milford Christian Church where he served as an elder for many years.  He was also a member of Gideons International.  His love of God, his family, his neighbors and friends, and his country were evident to all who knew him.

     A celebration of Claude’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5th at Milford Christian Church with Darrell Doss and Cliff Hazard  officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted by Lamar VFW Post 3691 and Missouri Honors Team.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Milford Christian Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

     Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net

Comments  

#4 Sandra Dickey 2012-02-06 20:39
Loved Claude and Nen so much When you would meet Claude he would give you a hug. He was a visionary looked to the future of Milford Christian Church he was a great Elder & encourager . I will miss him but I know he is enjoying being with Nen and his heavenly Father . My Dad and Claude are having a long talk.Praing for strength Love for the family
#3 St. Louis, MOCharles and Carol Brazeale 2012-02-04 15:05
Remembering lots of basketball games when Chuck and Chad were playing. You could always count on Nen's cookies for the team and Claude and Nen in the stands rooting for the boys. His love for his family was obvious and contagious. We'll be praying for you all through this time of loss.
#2 Lamar, MissouriRichard Ryan 2012-02-03 16:03
We are very saddened to read of Claude`s passing. He was one of the first to greet us when we first attended Milford Christian Church. It was always a joy to receive a hug and some conversation on Sundays. He will be greatly missed by Betty and I on Sundays when we get back to Missouri
#1 LamarDorothy Parks 2012-02-03 15:56
Claude was not just ready to go, he was anxious. Anxious to be with his beloved Nen. We'll miss him here, but I know he's happier where he is now. Condolences to his family.

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