Clyde Elfrank

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Clyde D. Elfrank of Chaffee died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, in Johnston City, Ill.

He was born April 4, 1911, in Perkins, Mo., the son of Ben and Lottie St. Cin Elfrank. He and Mary Brewer were married Dec. 23, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. She died May 21, 2001.

He was a member of Red Star Baptist Church for over 50 years and was employed by Burton Gerhardt and the Jerry Lipps trucking companies as a driver. Prior to that he farmed in the Perkins area for years.

He is survived by a son, Glen Elfrank and his wife, Judie, of Camdenton, Mo.; two daughters, Charlotte Smith and Irma Foster and her husband, Bob, all of St. Louis; a brother, Fred Elfrank of Johnston City; a sister, Kathleen LaGrand of Chaffee; 11 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, two brothers, a stepson and a stepdaughter.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cy Smith and the Rev. Donny Ford officiating.

Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.