Arden F. Clemonds Sr., 92, of Gillespie, died at his residence on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 10:05 p.m. He was born on January 28, 1925, in Graniteville, MO to John Clemonds and Grace (Carty) Clemonds. He married Ellen (Kelly ) Clemonds on July 6, 1946, in Maryland Heights, MO.
He was a bricklayer for Clemonds Brothers in Gillespie and a member of the Union Bricklayers Local #1. Arden was a veteran of the U.S. Army after having served in the South Pacific during WWII.
He is survived by his spouse, Ellen Clemonds of Gillespie; children, Linda (Roger) Nesch of Springfield, Sharon Clemonds of Wilsonville, and Bruce Clemonds of Gillespie; grandchildren, Roger (Jeanne) Nesch, Jr., Jeffrey (Mindy) Nesch, Steve (Shannon) Clemonds, Russell (Lisa) Reynolds, Nicole Reynolds (fiancé, Kevin Gooble) ; 11 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.
Arden was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Arden Clemonds Jr. and John Joseph Clemonds; brothers, John Clemonds, Kenny Clemonds and Jim Clemonds; and sisters, Loretta Pilgram & Erma Throgmorton.
Visitation services will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Public Library or United Methodist Church of Gillespie.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.