Archive for Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Vivian G. Clough

April 30, 2003


— Graveside services for Vivian G. Clough, 81, Clinton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Clinton Cemetery.

Mrs. Clough died Monday, April 28, 2003, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

She was born March 16, 1922, in Clinton, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Goldie Vivian (Jones) Hout. She graduated from Clinton Grade School in 1936 and Liberty Memorial High School in 1940.

Mrs. Clough was a riveter on B-29s for Boeing in Wichita during World War II. She then worked for Safeway in Lawrence from 1947 to 1953 and was a bus driver for Lawrence schools for 21 years. She and her husband farmed, milked cows and raised Black Angus cattle and Suffolk sheep. She gathered information from tombstones in Douglas County, which was used in a published book, and was the sexton at Clinton Cemetery for many years. She was a lifetime member of Adah Chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star in Lawrence and Baldwin, member of two quilting clubs, Lawrence Genealogical Society, Topeka Genealogical Society, Lecompton Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society, Clinton Historical Society and Union Cemetery Assn. in Kansas City, Kan.

She married LaVere Surber on Oct. 28, 1942. They later divorced. She married Donald Clough on June 21, 1952, in Lawrence. He died Nov. 1, 1976.

Survivors include a sister, Julia Nadine Christie, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to Clinton Presbyterian Church or the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the funeral home.

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