Clarence F. Merrill, Age: 94
May 12, 1925 -- May 12, 2019

Clarence F. Merrill, 94, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at North Kansas City Hospital. Family services will be private. Clarence was born May 12, 1925, in Kansas City, KS and had lived most of his life in the Kansas City area before retiring to Bella Vista, AR for 19 years, returning to the Kansas City area in 2014. Clarence had worked in the insurance industry and was a member of Wyandotte Masonic Lodge #3 A.F. & A. M., the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Abdallah Shrine Temple, K.C.K. Downtown Kiwanis Club and the Bentonville AR Kiwanis Club. Clarence was preceded in death by his wife, Mary and son, George. He is survived by 2 children, Virginia (Dave) Bondurant, David Merrill, 6 grandchildren, Scott, Steve, Ellen, Peter, Michelle and Cheryl and 7 great grandchildren.  

 



Condolences

Ali May 15 ,2019

Sincere condolences. May you find comfort in God because he promises at Psalms 9:9 "He will become a sincere refuge in times of distress”. Respectfully,

Carol Wright Normandin May 15 ,2019

Friend ,Fairway ,Kansas

Clarence was a loyal friend to my family for many years. His friendship with my mother, Ima D. Pool Wright began during his years at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO, her home town. Clarence and Mary's friendship continued in Kansas City both personally and professionally. For many years, Clarence faithfully provided expert insurance service and advice. Clarence and Mary were long-time "besties" for our parents, Bob and Ima D., before the term became popular. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant. Our sincere condolences to Virginia, David and their families.

Judy Ham-Lane May 16 ,2019

Renters ,Kansas City ,Missouri

In the late 1950's & early 1960's my 1st husband & I RENTED a lovely old home at 1024 LaFayette (I think) from the Merrill's. We were a very young married couple.We lived next door the Clarence & Mary. I often wondered where & how they were. They were so wonderful to us. I think we were there when we had our 1st born children. Russell Oct 2, 1957 Ronald dec 29, 1959 . My husband, Floyd Ham & his father had a small grocery store just west & a little south. Community Market. We had 3 more children. How I wish I'd stayed in touch with them. I was pretty busy in those days. I'm writing this to tell their family what wonderful people they were & if anyone deserves a Heavenly Home it would be the Merrells. I now live in the KC Northland , Floyd died in 2001. We have 11 grandchildren & 14 Great Grands with another on the way!. A few yrs ago I tried to take a few of my grandkids by the houses & they are both gone. that made me Sad. Peace be with you, Judy Lane