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Gilbert John Clements, age 82, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at his home.
He was born October 12, 1935, in Hilderbrand, Missouri, son of William J. and Lena L. Ruch Clements. He and Josefa Rodriguez were married August 25, 1962 in Cambridge, England. She passed away July 29, 2006.
Gilbert attended Hilderbrand Grammer School and St. Maurus Catholic Grade School in Biehle, Missouri. He attained an associated degree in finance from the University of Maryland and a bachelor degree in business management from Southeast Missouri State University.
He was drafted May 4, 1954 and honorably served four years in the U.S. Marine Corp, spending one year in Korea. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and retired after 21 years on May 1, 1975, in Washington, D.C. After his military career, he worked at SEMO, retiring in 1994.
Gilbert was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. He was a member of the Bishop Timon Council #6405 in Jackson for many years and was an Assembly #2099 4th Degree K.C member. He volunteered four years at Saint Francis Medical Center and 14 years at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
Loving survivors include two children, Gilbert P. “Gil” Clements of Anna, Illinois and Patrice “Trish” Clements of St. Louis and his second soulmate, Alice Isaac of Jackson.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, eight siblings; Elmer, Edward, Norbert, Sylvester and Ralph Clements; Hilda Zoellner; Anna Finger and Hattie Estes.
The visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, with parish prayers at 7 p.m., followed by the Rosary. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Deacon Al Stoverink officiating.
Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with full military honors.
The family suggests that contributions be made to Crown Hospice.
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