Donald Bart Clevenger

Donald Bart Clevenger, age 88, a resident of Braymer, MO, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Hedrick Medical Center, in Chillicothe. Donald was born the son of James Bart and Jessie (Yoakum) Clevenger on March 30, 1929, in Caldwell County.

Donald was a 1947 graduate of Braymer C-4 High School. While in high school, he loved playing basketball. He served in the US Coast Guard. On Nov. 2, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary Eads in Jamesport. She preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 2015. Donald was a past commander of staff at Braymer Tweedie-Murray American Legion Post 117. He farmed, loved to fish, and quail and pheasant hunt. Donald loved his family and missed his wife Mary after her passing.

Survivors include one son, Denny Clevenger of Braymer; one daughter, Dana Gardner (Rick) of Braymer; four grandchildren, Hayley Clevenger-Pike, Kendra Barnard, Ashley Salinas, and Jesse Clevenger; and five great-grandchildren, Terryn Pike, Maggie Pike, Mallory Pike, Bailey Burns, and Kinzley Clevenger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; four sisters, Mildred, Maxine, Nadine, and Louise; and two brothers, Herd and Dobbin.

Funeral services will be held at the Braymer United Methodist Church in Braymer on Thursday April 27, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, from noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Braymer Methodist Church, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer.

(paid obituary)

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