Share |

Linn County News
Published Aug. 30, 2017

Clinton Edward Clark, age 79, of La Cygne, Kan., passed away at home on Aug. 27, 2017. He was surrounded by his family, including his wife Joyce of over 60 years. Clinton was born May 13, 1938, in West Ridge, Ark., to Acy Clinton Clark and Mazie Magalene Pilgrim Clark.
He grew up in Tuckerman, Ark., farming cotton with his father.
On Oct. 22, 1956, he married Joyce Laverne Callahan in Newport, Ark. Shortly after their marriage, the Clarks moved to Kansas City, Mo., where Clinton worked for Hudson Oil Co. for six years.
They then moved to Ashland, Mo., where they farmed for M.R. and Bob Hudson along the Missouri River bottoms for three years.
In 1966, the family moved to La Cygne. By that time, the family included daughter LaVeda and son Mitchell, and later another son Tracy. Clinton would farm for M.R. Hudson Trust until 1973. He continued to farm that land on his own for another 20 years before retiring.
Clinton was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in La Cygne. He was baptized in Long’s Lake on the farm. Clinton loved to hunt and especially loved to quail hunt. He was known for his marksmanship skills. Clinton and Joyce enjoyed country music and dancing with their friends.
Clinton was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Burnis Clark; and sisters Iva Mae Clark Bradley and Myrtle Clark Woods.
He leaves behind his wife Joyce Clark; daughter LaVeda Riggs and husband Joseph; son Mitchell Clark and wife Julie; son Tracy Clark and wife Amie; brother Jerry Clark and wife Debbie; and brother-in-law Elmo Woods Jr.
He will be missed by his nine grandchildren, Julie Burk and husband Ryan, Jesse Funk and wife Michelle, Amy Hopper, Jennifer Sandage and husband Josh, Levi Clark, Reagan Clark, Samuel Clark, Garrett Clark and Ryan Clark; two step-grandchildren, Joe Riggs, Jr. and wife Crystal, and RaeAnna Riggs; great-grandchildren Alice Burk, Wesley Burk, Nolan Funk and Domino Slyter; and four step great-grandchildren, Joey Marie, Jett, Jaxx and June Riggs.
Clinton was greatly admired by his children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Calvary Baptist Church in La Cygne. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.
The family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice or Calvary Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory La Cygne Chapel.


Lela Aleane Sharp 02-11-1921 to 07-28-2021


Linn County News Published Aug. 4, 2021   Lela Aleane Sharp, age 100, of Fontana, Kan., passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at Dengel and Son Mortuary, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, Kan., 66071, with... [More]

James Allen Johnson 07-07-1949 to 07-24-2021


Linn County News Published July 28, 2021 James Allen Johnson, age 72, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., after a brief illness.  Allen was born on July 7, 1949, at Moran, Kan.,... [More]

Johnnie Leon Giffin 06-12-1938 to 07-22-2021


Linn County News Published July 28, 2021 Farmer boy, Johnnie Leon Giffin, loving father and husband of 58 years, went to Heaven on July 22, 2021. His funeral Mass will be at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021,  Johnnie was born June... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries


Commissioners question county attorney on hours, backlog


Appearing at the tail end of the County Commissioners meeting on Monday, County Attorney Burton Harding was questioned by them concerning his employee, the hours he works and the court backlog of cases. Harding stated on clearing the court case backlog that what he thought... [More]

Rape victim relative concerned over no county victim advocate, possible lack of penalty for defendant


  (Victim and family of victim’s name have been withheld to protect the victim.) A case that was filed in Linn Valley April 28, 2020, which occurred over the Easter weekend of April 12, 2020, continues today, but without the aid of a victim advocate for the rape... [More]

Brierley receives separate one-year sentences


Given previous credit, most time is already served   Robert Joseph Brierley has received consecutive 12-month sentences for crimes committed in 2019. At Brierley’s sentencing July 20 in Linn County District Court, Geoffrey W. Clark, judge pro tem, issued the... [More]

More News


Carstens ready to compete in the Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull at the Linn County Fair and Rodeo


Kyle Carstens, a Fontana native and 2006 Prairie View graduate, is ready to compete in the Linn County Fair and Rodeo’s Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull taking place on the evening of Aug. 8. Carstens just recently started competing with tractors in pulling events but... [More]

Fifth Annual Catfish Tournament held at Pleasanton East Lake


The Fifth Annual Catfish Tournament was held at Pleasanton East Lake on the evening of July 16. The tournament started that evening and ended around 3 a.m. the next morning. Qualifying fish had to be at least 15 inches long. The tournament featured 52 participants, and a total... [More]

More Sports

Submit Your Parade Entry
Regional Roundup