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Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Sarah Elizabeth (Parsons) Clithero, age 95, of Vandalia, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ken Stotler, Jim Stotler, Dale Clithero, John Wallace, Larry Stotler, and Robert Clithero.
Sarah Elizabeth (Parsons) Clithero was born on June 5, 1919 in Monroe City, Missouri, the daughter of James W. and Mary Irene (O’Daniel) Parsons.
She married Joe P. Clithero on August 31, 1946 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on September 14, 1996.
She grew up and attended schools in the Perry and Monroe City area. She was a 1941 graduate of Monroe City High School and was raised in the Catholic Church.
Sarah traveled after school but she and Joe P. moved to their farm south of Vandalia shortly after they were married. She had worked for nearly 30 years as a seamstress for the Ely Walker and Bobby Brooks Garment Factories in Vandalia. Sarah retired in 1980 and helped Joe P. on the farm until late 1996.
They were members of the Supper Club in Vandalia and she enjoyed many hobbies.
Sarah enjoyed gardening, her flowers, sewing, birds, her cat, and she made many lap covers for the residents at Tri-County Care Center and the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico.
She is preceded in death by her parens; husband Joe P. Clithero; one sister, Myrtle Stotler, in 1996.
Survivors include nephews Ken and Diana Stotler, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Dale and Debbie Clithero, of Nixa, Missouri; Gale and Susan Clithero, of Springfield, Missouri; Jim Stotler, of Auxvasse, Missouri.
Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society or the donor’s choice.