Ray-Pec Optimist Club-Bringing Out The Best in Kids

Purposes of an Optimist Club:
To develop Optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.


In Remembrance of Our Friend.

We now know the final arrangement details for Vern Riggert, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 10th. 


The location of visitation and funeral....Holy Trinity Church, 5901 E. 135th St, Grandview, MO.


Visitation date/time...........................8/15/13 (Thursday), between the times of 6:00PM-8PM,


Funeral............................................8/16/13 (Friday), at 11:00AM


Flowers will be present from the Club, in remembrance of Vern and his many contributions

Stanley Charles Clendenin, 63, of Warrensburg, died Wednesday, May 29 at the Veterans Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Warrensburg with Pastor Joel Kurz officiating. Pallbearers will be Christopher Cooper, Jevon Savage, Samuel Stokes, Tyrone Clendenin and Carl Browne.

Interment will follow at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 3 at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

He was born Dec. 30, 1949, in New York, N.Y., the son of Chanston and Thelma Lee (Rhodes) Clendenin.

He was united in marriage to Cynthia Gloria Hines on Dec. 26, 1971 in Jacksonville, Ark.

Stanley served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1982 and retired with the rank of staff sergeant. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Stanley was a member of the Warrensburg Optimist Club, American Legion Post 131, the Mentor Club, and a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Warrensburg.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; his four daughters: Stephine Clendenin, of Russellville, Ark.; Kamala Stokes and husband, Samuel, of Kingston, N.Y.; Kara Savage and husband, Jevon, and Christina Cooper and husband, Christopher, all of Warrensburg; his mother, Thelma Lee Clendenin-Pollack, of Long Island, N.Y.; his sister, Dianne Browne, of Trenton, N.J.; his brother, Tyrone Clendenin, of Virginia; and 12 grandchildren.

Stanley was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and can be left in care of the funeral home.

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