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Clarence Raymond Clear
B: August 2, 1891
M: August 8, 1942 - 3rd marriage
D: September 15, 1960
Sp: Bessie Moore; Jessie Taylor; Margaret Flynn
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Michigan
Notes: Ray and Margaret were married at the home of Hobart Clear in Grover Hill, Ohio.
Margaret Flynn
B: May 10, 1900
M: August 8, 1942
D: July 4, 1986 Grass Lake, Michigan
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Michigan
Children of Clarence Raymond Clear:
Ray and Margaret had no children. However, this was Ray's third marriage. His fiirst wife, Bessie Moore, had two sons of her own before she married Ray. Together, Ray and Bessie had a son, but he died in infancy - likely with his mother. The baby is buried in Munger, Mich.
Ray's second wife was Jessie Lillian Taylor. They had a daughter, Florence Ruth Clear. She was born June 24, 1916 at the home of her grandparents, William Henry and Emma Medora Clear. A few years later, on May 11, 1920, Ray and Jessie also had a son die in infancy. His name was Earl Edward Clear, and he lived for just a few weeks in 1920. He's buried in Hebron Township Cemetery in Cheboygan, Michigan. (View Headstone)
Memory: "Florence's maternal grandfather, George Taylor, lived just west of where Henry and Emma Clear lived - on the same road, perhaps just a quarter of a mile. George Taylor was father to Jessie Lillian Taylor-Clear, Gladys Taylor, and Carl Taylor. (Carl married Alice Forgette, a sister to Forna Clear's wife, Artie Forgette.) Florence made her home with Grandpa Henry and Grandma Emma after her mother died. She stayed until Grandma Emma died in 1934. On December 23, 1936, she married Earl Leroy Hoover in Chelsea, Michigan, and together they had five children. " - Julie Clear Coleman
Following is the Obituary for Florence Hoover:
Florence R. Hoover, 87, of Grass Lake died Dec. 7, 2003, at Cedar Knoll Care Center, where she had resided for several years. Mrs. Hoover was born June 24, 1916, in Mackinac City the daughter of Clarence Ray and Jessie L. (Taylor) Clear. She had been a resident of Grass Lake for many years and, worked as a waitress and cook in the area, including at a hotel in Grass Lake.
Mrs. Hoover enjoyed her grandchildren, often babysitting for them. She also loved flowers, embroidery work, berry picking, lunches and visiting with her group of lady friends. She married Earl L. Hoover Dec. 23, 1936, in Chelsea, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include her two sons, Robert and Ronald (Liegh) Hoover, both of Grass Lake; three daughters, Pat (Richard) Schittenhelm of Grass Lake, Linda Shepherd of Kentucky and Lila Corey of Jackson; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Margaret Clear; an infant brother, Earl Edward Clear; a grandson, Donald Hoover; a great-grandson, Dustin Willett; and son-in-law, Israel Shepherd. A funeral will be held 2 p.m. today at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea. The Rev. Patty Kinney of St. John's United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Knoll Care Center discretionary fund.