Archive for Saturday, January 25, 1992


January 25, 1992


Services for Maurice Wolferd Clarkson, 84, Lawrence, were today at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Masonic graveside services were conducted by the Acacia Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Clarkson died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1992, at his home.

He was the former office manager and district auditor for the Kansas Power & Light Company in Lawrence. He worked there from 1935 until his retirement in 1972.

He was born April 2, 1907, in Oklahoma City, the son of R. Harley and Julia Wolferd Clarkson. He moved to Lawrence in 1925 to attend Kansas University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business in 1929. While at KU, he was a member of the KU Marching Band and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mr. Clarkson was a member of the First Christian Church, and had served on the Board of Elders and was a past chairman of the church building committee. He was a member and past master of Acacia Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M., and was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies of Lawrence where he held the KCCH degree. He also was a member of the High Twelve Club and the Century Club of the Wolcott Foundation of the High Twelve Club.

Mr. Clarkson also was a member of the KU Alumni Association and KU's Gold Medal Club. He was a former board member of the Lawrence Salvation Army and past president of the Social Service League.

He married Meta Murphy on April 6, 1930, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Richard, of Denver; and a sister, Louise Miller, Tulsa, Okla.

The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church building fund, which may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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