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NEWMAN -- Charles Robert Clapp passed away on November 8, 2018 at Arbor Rose of Charleston. He was born March 17, 1926, to Roy Preston and Maude Ellen (Minor) Clapp in Hindsboro, Illinois. He graduated from Hindsboro High School in 1944. He married Freida C. Baxter on October 19, 1946 in Hume, Illinois. To this union was born Richard Leon (Marty) Clapp of Villa Grove; Constance (Jack) Deaton of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Jacqueline Sue (Mike) Joines of Brocton, Illinois, who survive. He is survived by 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and one on the way. Deceased are sisters Virginia Motley and Mary Pankey and a brother, Joe Clapp, a son Maurice B. Clapp, a son-in-law Mike Markewitz, and granddaughter Laura Clapp.

Mr. Clapp farmed for 35 years, owned Robert Clapp Electric, and retired as a rural mail carrier. He previously served on the Douglas County Farm Bureau Board, the Douglas County FS Board, the Newman Fire Department, and as a trustee of the Newman United Methodist Church where he was a member. He was also a member of the Illinois Rural Letter Carriers Association.

Services will be held on Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. at the Newman United Methodist Church with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorials should be made to the Rural Grace Food Pantry, Murdock, Illinois or the Newman Fire Department.

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