Clarence Thomas Stearns

December 27, 1935 - August 16, 2017

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Clarence Thomas “Hank” Stearns 81 of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.

According to his wishes cremation has been accorded. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 20, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. Private burial will be held at a later date at Oakland Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department in his memory.

Clarence was born on December 27, 1935, in Mt. Pleasant the son of Harry and Gladys Stearns. He was united in marriage to Edith Blythe on October 4, 1958, in Fairfield, she preceded him in death on March 5, 1982. He later married Kay Thacker on December 28, 1990, they later divorced.

He started working at an early age for Scarff Produce and Feed later known as Nutrena Feed until 1972, following there he went to work for Heatilator until his retirement in 1980. He was in the Army Reserve from 1950 until 1954, he served on the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department from 1968 until 1971. Clarence was an avid NASCAR fan.

He is served by his children: Cindy (Terry) French of Hillsboro, Carol Stearns of Mt. Pleasant, Connie Gregory of Des Moines and Robert Stearns of Mt. Pleasant, along with 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren, one sister Marilyn (Robert) O Hara of Freeport, Illinois.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters: Helen, Viola and Margaret and 3 brothers: Ed, Jack and Bob.






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