Clarence Andrew Gwin

Clarence Andrew Gwin, 84, of La Russell passed away Jan. 2, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. He was born July 17, 1936, in Springfield the son of Archie and Safronie Belle (Weiher) Gwin.
He was a 1953 graduate of Miller High School and was a United States Navy veteran, serving during the Korean conflict.  He was a truck driver for United Van Lines and a farmer.
On Jan. 10, 1996, he married Mary Margaret Newman, in Harrison, Ark. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2016.
He is survived by sons, Tim Gwin, of Hoberg, Kevin Gwin and Scott Gwin both of La Russell and Brian (Dawn) Gwin of Miller; stepson, Randy Linder and Jane Phipps, of Stotts City; stepdaughters, Shirley Fleetwood, of Joplin, Shari Copenhaver of Mt. Vernon and Barbara Tharp, of Springfield; brother, Richard (Sharon) Gwin of Hollister; sisters, Mildred Hobson of Columbia and Mary Ellen Woodard, of Salem, Ore.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; grandson, Hayden Gwin; one sister, seven brothers; stepson, John Linder; stepdaughter, Linda Lewsader; one stepgrandson and two stepson-in-laws, Jerry Fleetwood, and Dan Copenhaver.
A graveside service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller, was held Jan. 7, 2021, at the Miller Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Jan. 6, 2021, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorials may be made payable to the Miller Memorial Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.


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