Born 1-4-1930 -- Died 9-1-2005
Clifford W. (Cliff) Stewart, 75, of West Plains, Mo., died Sept. 1, 2005, in Ozark Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1930, at Waltonville, Ill., the son of Virgil Allen and Madia Opal Bean Stewart. On Nov. 8, 1947, at St. Louis, he was married to Mae Ola Black.
He was an evangelist in the Church of Christ for 53 years. He performed hundreds of baptisms, weddings and funerals during his years of ministry. He was an inspector at Systems and Electronics Inc. for 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking, writing and research, reading westerns and bluegrass music.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Stewart of the family home; five children -- Cheryl Roberts and husband, Bill, of Bethalto, Ill., Pam Divelbiss and husband, Randy, of Gepp, Ark., Wayne Stewart and wife, Elena, of Washington, Mo., Andrea Craig and husband, Mike, of Hugo, Okla., and Lowell Stewart and wife, Lana, of West Plains; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Morris Stewart; a sister, Erma Humphrey and husband, Phil; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Sept. 11 at Central Church of Christ. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.