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.


Cecil L. Fish 12-07-1931 to 04-08-2021


Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   Cecil L. Fish, 89, Ottawa, Kan., and former longtime Labette County resident, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his home. Cecil was born the third child to Cecil Paige and Edna (Nickoley) Fish on Dec. 7, 1931, in... [More]

William Michael McMillan 08-24-1960 to 04-08-2021


  Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   William Michael McMillan, age 60, of St. Joseph, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. He was born on Aug. 24, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of William McMillan and Virginia Russell McMillan. He... [More]

Vivian Lucile Bright 04-04-1928 to 04-08-2021


Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   Vivian Lucile Bright, age 93, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was born in La Cygne, Kan., on April 4, 1928, the daughter of Raymond and Leona Dodge Vail. Vivian graduated from... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries


Mound City Council reopens discussions on sale of lake


The Mound City Council met by phone for a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, April 6, for the purpose of determining whether or not to reopen the discussions on the sale of the city lake. During the course of that meeting, the council voted to go forward with the discussions... [More]

La Cygne will absorb high gas invoice


Customers are spared a billing shock   La Cygne natural gas customers will not feel the burden of a high February supplier invoice. The unanimous decision by its council followed a 15-minute executive session for legal attorney-client privilege at its regular meeting... [More]

Fire board says no to change in burn ban policy


New possibilities discussed   Linn County Fire Chief Doug Barlet reported to the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, April 12, that he had discussed their request for possible changes to the burn ban policy, and the board had voted 7-0 to make no changes; however, they... [More]

More News


Many contribute to Lady Buffs sweep of Iola


Prairie View got contributions from many sources in their April 6 softball doubleheader sweep of Iola. Wins of 10-3 and 18-8 over the Fillies raised the Lady Buffalos’ Pioneer League record to 4-0, 5-0 overall, to begin this week. The team will host a non-league twinbill... [More]

Jayhawk JV golf has good showings at Erie, Fort Scott


The Jayhawk JV golf team did well last week. On April 5 they traveled to Erie and on April 6 they went to Fort Scott for a tournament hosted by Uniontown.  In the Erie tournament they only brought three golfers so they could not place as a team, but at the Uniontown tournament... [More]

More Sports

Linn County News Political Primary Forum
Regional Roundup