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Linn County News
Published March 23, 2016

Almira Alice Clayton, 97, of Fort Scott, died at her home Wednesday evening, March 16, 2016. Alice was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Parker, Kan., the daughter of James Floyd and Helen Sarina (Bottrell) Troutman.
She married Curtis Ray Clayton on Feb. 1, 1946, in Pleasanton, Kan., and he preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1985.
Alice graduated from Parker High School in 1936. She taught school in Mapleton and Goodrich, Kan., and taught math at Pratt-Whitney training school in Kansas City, Kan. After moving to Fort Scott she worked for Bourbon County Register of Deeds and later for the Western Insurance Company, retiring in June 1984.
Alice loved music and played many instruments. She was a wonderful role model and lived her life doing for others. She attended Community Christian Church. She was a Fort Scott High School sports fan with a love for boy’s basketball.
Alice is survived by a son Ray Clayton and his wife, Joyce, of Winfield, Kan.; three daughters Mary Webb and her husband, Sam, of Chetopa, Kan., Doris Hudson and her husband, Mark, and Lois Herman and her husband, Tim, both of Fort Scott. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Marie Walker; a brother-in-law Bill Kice of Paola, Kan., and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews that were very dear to her.
Rev. Kevin Moyers and Travis Wilcoxen conducted funeral services Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Community Christian Church under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Fort Scott High School Scholarship Fund or Mercy Hospice and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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