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Clarence "Clancy" Matthew Cameron

January 20, 1933 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Clarence "Clancy" Cameron Obituary

It is with deep sorrow that we bid farewell to Clarence "Clancy" Matthew Cameron, 90, of Carthage. Clancy passed away Sunday, December 31, 2023, at Silver Maple Memory Care in Carthage.

Clancy was born Jan. 20, 1933, in Elderville, Illinois to Lee and Tillie (McIlmoil) Cameron. On May 30, 1953, he married Barbara Squires in ceremony at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Keokuk, IA. They lived together in Hamilton, Basco, and Carthage Ill.

Clancy served briefly in the US Army in the early 50’s where he learned his trade of cutting meat and performing inventory.  He was known to occasionally take leave of absence without getting approval from his superiors. After leaving the army, he worked/managed several grocery stores in the area. Starting with the A&P in Keokuk, moving to the Super Valu in Augusta, becoming a partner at the Super Valu in Hamilton, to butcher/manager at the Super Valu in Carthage, and finally as the owner/operator with Barb of the B&C Market in Warsaw.

Clarence was well known by many in the area and was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather.

He is survived by his children, Perry Cameron of Warsaw, Ill., Cathleen “Kay” Cameron of Warsaw, Ill., David (Marie) Cameron of Algonquin, Ill.,  Patrick Cameron of Kenosha, Wis., and Deirdre “Dee” (Tamara Newquist) Cameron of Gladstone, Mo.; grandchildren, Matthew Cameron of Warsaw, Jennifer (Ryan) Robinson of Carthage, Samuel (Janelle) Cameron of Earlsboro, OK and Heather (Dan) Cameron-Talbot of Moore, OK; nine great-grandchildren, Breonna-Dawn, Bryleau, Blake, Gabriel, Emily, Laura, Carson, Eleanor, and Juliette; and two great-great-grandchild, Akiah and Hezekiah.  He is survived by his brother Larry (Carol) Cameron, and his sisters Marjorie (Stanley) Whitaker and Lulabella Shark Laffoon.

Clancy was preceded in death by his mother Tillie and father Lee; his wife, Barb; a daughter, Bonnie; his sisters, Marlene and Willa; and five brothers, Donald, Billie, Lyle, Lester, and Albert (Marilyn).

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton. Visitation will be held from 3 P.M. – 7 P.M. Friday, January 5, 2024, with family meeting friends from 5-7 P.M. at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be directed to Hancock Village Assisted Living Memory Care Unit or Hancock County Health Department.  Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

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January 5, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main Street
Warsaw, IL 62379

Funeral Service
January 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main Street
Warsaw, IL 62379


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