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Selma Jean Clawson, age 86, of Lamar, MO passed at her son’s home in Walnut Grove, MO Thursday June 27, 2013 after a battle with cancer.

Selma was born July 9, 1926 at Bolivar, MO to Charles Abner Wilkins and Grace Elizabeth (Brines) Wilkins.  She graduated Golden City High School in 1945 and on April 12, 1947 she married James Loren Clawson. 

Selma worked for 25 years as a cook for Truman Manor (Truman Healthcare Center) and then was a caretaker for Betty Thiebaud for 10 years.  She was a past member of Women’s Aglow and traveled extensively with that organization.  Selma also loved to fish. 

Survivors include four sons, Howard & Marilyn Clawson of Lamar, MO, Kenneth & Paula Clawson of Jericho Spring, MO, Leland & Linda Clawson of Spokane, WA, and Roger & Christa Clawson of Walnut Grove, MO; one sister, Maxine LeGrand, of Lamar, MO; ten grandchildren, Angela Morgan, Keith Clawson, Brian Clawson, Scott Clawson, Amy McMillin, Benjamin Clawson, Daniel Clawson, Christopher Clawson, Sarah Conner, Katie Clawson; and eight great-grandchildren Jade, Lauren, Madison, Devon, Drew, Gatlyn, Gracyn,  and Sawyer

Selma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James on December 4, 1983, an infant daughter, Margretta Jean Clawson in 1948, and two brothers, Charles and Carl Wilkins.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Newport Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 pm Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#5 Hillsborough, NJ 08844-7262American Cancer Fund 2013-07-31 10:05
The staff of American Cancer Fund® at is sorry to hear of Selma
#4 WillardDave and Angie Shue 2013-07-04 15:43
I am very sorry for the loss of Selma. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Roger and Christa and all your family at this difficult time. We love you all. She is in the arms of her Savior now. Take peace in this. Love to you all, Dave and Angie Shue and kids.
#3 Baltimore MdJacqueline Nunnally-Boyd 2013-06-29 14:18
I am sorry to learn Mrs. Selma Clawson has passed. The loss of a loved one is very painful. I offer my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. I'd also like to share scripture that may bring comfort. Acts 17:24, 25 and 28 informs us: The God that made the world and all things in to all persons life and breath and all things. For my him we have life and move and exist. Rev 4:11 reads...You are worthy Jehovah to receive glory and honor and power. Here are a few among many wonderful promises he has made to us to give us hope of everlasting life. Rev 21:4 tells us...he will wipe out ever tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor out cry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away. Act 24:15 also tells us Jehovah promises a resurrection of our loved ones. We must have faith in His promises. To strengthen our faith, please also read Isaiah 33:24, Isaiah 55:11 and Isaiah 25:8.
#2 Fruita, COMary Clawson 2013-06-28 11:16
The angels are dancing with joy over her arrival. She will be missed.

Love to all,

Mary Clawson
#1 Grand Junction ColoradoCynthia Reid 2013-06-28 08:30
Aunt Selma was a wonderful person and will be remembered always. I will always remember her dairy farm with uncle Loren and being out there as a child. I remember her visits to grand Junction. forever in our hearts. God Bless all of you at this time.

Cynthia Keith Kathy sherry
(mary darlene campbell children)

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