Clara R. (Wendling) Vose

Born: Thu., Dec. 2, 1937
Died: Tue., Oct. 6, 2020


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Clara Rose Vose, age 82, of Perry, IL passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born December 2, 1937 in Perry Township to Ira & Beatrice Woods Wendling. Clara married Gene Griggs Vose on October 21, 1956 at Perry Methodist Church and he survives.

Clara graduated from Perry High School in 1955 and attended Gem City College for two years. She was a secretary at Sheaffer Pen in Ft. Madison, IA and also drove a school bus while living there. After moving back to Pike County, she was employed as a secretary by Perry Springs Chiropractic. She went on to work for  Griggsville Estates and worked for Trio Manufacturing in Griggsville where she retired from. She loved being a homemaker and took great pride in taking care of her home and family. Clara was a selfless wife and mother who was dedicated to her family, she enjoyed cooking for them; even on the spot! She always took care of everyone during deer season and it was always a special occasion to prepare a big breakfast for opening day. She was all about her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who all arrived in short order. She also enjoyed playing piano and tending to her flowers. Clara was a member of Perry Methodist Church and Perry Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gene Vose; sons, Mark (Brenda) Vose of Quincy, IL, Mitch (Diane) Vose of Griggsville, IL, Mike (Sheila) Vose of Perry, IL and Matt (Marie) Vose of Bloomington, IL; daughter, Missy (Stuart) Hobson of Griggsville; grandchildren, Sullivan (Lindsay) Vose, Amber Vose, Chase (Megan) Vose, Chance (Savannah) Vose, Jessica (Wayne) Strang, McKenzie (Cole) Stalter, Jason (Madison) Hobson, Lindsey (Marc) Rush, Kristin Vose and Sarah Vose; great grandchildren, Beau Vose, Henry Strang and Lyle Stalter; and sister, Phyllis (Wayne) Goewey.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Beatrice Wendling; a brother in infancy; and sister, Caroline Wendling.

All services will be held privately and cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to be made to Perry United Methodist Church Monday Lunch Program. Condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Clara's memory to the following organization:

Perry Methodist Church Monday Lunch Program

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