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Stanley Clippard

Funeral mass for Stanley E. Clippard of Jackson, was held Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Private burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. A Knights of Columbus rosary was held Monday, Aug. 23, at 10:15 a.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Stanley, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1941, in Leopold, son of Elmer and Adeline Elfrink Clippard. He and Evelyn Beussink were married on May 29, 1965. In 2015, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Together, they were loving parents to four children and were blessed with 13 grandchildren. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Timon Council.

Stanley was a member of the Missouri National Guard. He was employed with Overhead Door Company in Jackson and then retired after a 45-year career with Dutch Enterprises. Known for tackling every project with expertise and efficiency, Stanley led with action. He volunteered countless hours to assist with tasks at the church including driving the parish bus, renovating properties around the parish and Camp-Re-New-All. He was an active volunteer with various Knights of Columbus activities.

Stanley loved spending time at his family farm and Ten Point Hunting Club. He could often be found hunting and gardening. He particularly enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and Cousin Ed Arnzen.

He was a man of enduring faith, reminding his children and grandchildren the importance of attending Mass. His greatest joy was spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He passed on his love of the outdoors to each of them. He rarely missed a ballgame, track meet, tennis match or award ceremony, taking pride in their accomplishments.

Ever the voice of reason and good advice, quick to laugh and joke with his family and friends, his presence will be missed.

Loving survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Alecia (Bruce) Robert and Jill (Darrin) Bruenderman, both of Cape Girardeau, two sons, Craig (Emily) Clippard of Cape Girardeau and Chad (Nichole) Clippard of Jackson, two sisters, Carolann Beussink and Virgie Beussink of Gordonville and 13 grandchildren, Josh (fiance’ Julia Mason), Tanner and Braedyn John Robert, Carson, Elise, Claire, Evan and Cole Bruenderman, Brock and Luke Clippard and Addison, Kate and John Clippard. He was an incredibly proud uncle to his nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Please consider a memorial gift to the Immaculate Conception building fund or Notre Dame Regional High School Foundation.

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Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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