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Clarence Neal

Dec 29th, 1928 - Jun 23rd, 2023

Funeral:  12 noon on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Brown Christian Church in Kinmundy

Visitation:  10:30 a.m. until 12 noon Tuesday at the church

Burial:  Phillips Cemetery


     Clarence Merle Neal, age 94, of Flora, Illinois, and formerly of Kinmundy, passed away Friday morning, June 23, 2023, at Clay County Hospital in Flora.

     Clarence was born on December 29, 1928, the son of Fenton and Goldie (Henke) Neal.   He graduated from Kinmundy High School in 1946.  Clarence married Velma Lou Perry on November 16, 1951, and they shared 62 wedding anniversaries.

     Together, they farmed until their retirement.  Clarence sold Acco Seed Corn for many years.  He served on the Kinmundy-Alma School Board, Farm Bureau Board, and the Omega Township Board.  Clarence was a lifetime member of the Brown Christian Church where he taught Sunday School Class and held the position of church superintendent.

     Survivors of Clarence include a son, Dale Neal and wife Barbara of Salem; a daughter, Kayla Anderson and husband Michael of Flora; 6 grandchildren, Kent Neal, Tyler Mink and wife Lexi, Michael T. Anderson and wife Donna, JB Anderson and wife Marisol, Elliott Edwards, Randy Westbrook, and two individuals Clarence and Velma considered as grandchildren, Brian Henson and Kristi Malan.  Clarence’s great-grandson, Max Mink, was born this year.

     Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Velma Lou Neal; parents-in-law, Albert and Blanche Perry; a sister, Stella Mae Munds; a brother, Forrest “Bud” Neal; 2 brothers-in-law, Richard Munds and Oulrey Hanks; and a sister-in-law, Mary Neal.

     A funeral ceremony will be held beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Brown Christian Church in Kinmundy with Ben VanHyning officiating.  Burial will follow in Phillips Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon Tuesday at the church.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to your choice of Fur a Good Paws in Flora or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  A special thank you is extended to the family of Ken and Brian Sloan for the love and care they provided to the Neal family for the last several years.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:  To share a condolence or memory, visit: 


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Barbara & Henry Gill

June 24th

Kayla and family, I was so sorry to learn of you Father’s passing. Our sympathy to you and your family. Some of my earliest memories were of Clarence and his parents and his siblings.

Richard R Eagan

June 24th

Dale and Kayla. So sorry to read of your dad's passing. Praying God will be with you during this difficult season. Your parents were truly Christian in every sense of the word. I know they are now excited to be together once again, but more so, spending eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Eye has not seen, or ear has not heard what is in store for those who believe. Richard, Julie, Hannah, and Alta Eagan

Robin Jackson

June 24th

Our deepest condolences. Robin, Kimp, Tyler and Grayson Jackson.

Lisa Erbacher

June 25th

So very sorry for the passing of your father.

Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher

June 26th

So sorry for your loss Kayla and Mike. Your father seemed like such a kind, loving man. Our “dads” are extra special to us.

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

June 26th

Kayla and family, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. 🙏🏻

Michael Wooldridge

June 26th

Dale , Kayla and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. My deepest condolences. May the Lord continue to bless you during this difficult time.

David Lewis

June 27th

With love and prayers, Dave Lewis



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