GREAT BEND — Clarence R. Chestnut, 87, died June 30, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
He was born Sept. 7, 1924 at Billings, Okla., the son of James Thomas and Mabel Cora (Lucas) Chestnut.
He married Leona Androes July 6, 1948 at Great Bend. Mr. Chestnut was a Great Bend resident since 1947 coming from Stafford and St. John. He served during World War II as a Private First Class in the Army.
Clarence was a carpenter, working for several area contractors. He also operated a saw and blade sharpening business. He was a member of the First Church of God, Great Bend. He enjoyed bluegrass music, attending bluegrass festivals, and playing his handcrafted dulcimer. He was passionate about woodworking and was involved in many area projects.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Chestnut, of the home; three sons, Lynn Chestnut and his wife Mary, Great Bend; Gerald Chestnut and his wife Ellen, Ocala, Fla.; Robert “Bob” Chestnut and his wife Bonnie, Hutchinson; a daughter: Sharon Lanterman and her husband Duane, Great Bend; seven grandchildren, Lisa Lanterman, David Lanterman, Brian Chestnut, James Chestnut, Janet Vega, Gary Chestnut and Melinda Voeller; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Milburn Chestnut and a sister, Irlene Henderson.
Funeral Service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Bryant Funeral Home with Officiant Rev. Tom Swain. Interment will be at Pawnee Rock Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Visitation is scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to First Church of God, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home *
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, July 1, 2012