Clarence Leon Baney, son of the late Claude and Eunice (Goddard) Baney, was born on June 28, 1940 in Texas County, Missouri, and departed this life suddenly on June 5, 2008 at his residence north of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, at 67 years of age.
Clarence grew up in Wright and Texas counties and graduated from Cabool High School, Cabool, Missouri, in 1958.
He was united in marriage to Mary Mayfield on March 5, 1960 in Wright County. Two sons were born to this union.
Clarence was employed by Ford Motor Company in St. Louis, Missouri, for 30 years and retired in 1994. Following his retirement, they moved back to the Mtn. Grove area and purchased their farm north of town.
Clarence enjoyed farm life and especially liked tending to his horses and going on trail rides. His best friend and pal was his faithful dog, Rebel.
He was saved and baptized in the early 1970s.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gaylord Baney; one sister, Claudene Brown; and by a half-brother, Dale Freeman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Baney of their home; two sons, Marvin Lance Baney of Jonesburg, Missouri, and Michael Leon Baney of Pendleton, Missouri; two brothers, Glenn Baney of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Carl Baney of Wentzville, Missouri; two sisters, Ruth Coble of Mtn. Grove and Beulah Orf of O’Fallon, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him very much.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Frank McCune officiating. Song selections were “Old Rugged Cross” and “Look What I’ve Traded For A Mansion.”
Pallbearers were Lonnie Mayfield, Marvin Lance Baney, David Coble, Dale Coble, Marty Mayfield, and Troy Mayfield.
Burial was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.