Katherine Caroline Clinard, 80, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Willowbrook Memory Care, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. Private Family Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. Private Family Burial will take place in Wares Grove Cemetery, Rural Butler, IL. Rev. Ralph Ward, Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.
Mrs. Clinard was born on September 18, 1939 in Hillsboro, IL to the late Ernest Edward and Pauline (Niehaus) Hoffman. She was a 1957 graduate of Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, IL and worked for Montgomery County National Bank, Hillsboro, IL, owned and operated Henry's Greenhouse, Hillsboro, IL, was an Identification Tech for the State of Illinois Department of Corrections, and after retirement, worked at Pegasus' Travel, Hillsboro, IL. Mrs. Clinard lived in Hillsboro, IL her entire life. She married William Harrel Clinard on August 21, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, IL and he survives in Hillsboro, IL. Mrs. Clinard was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, IL, served on the Hillsboro Unit School District Board, Hillsboro, IL and was the first woman to serve as a board member and also as President, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and loved to bowl, travel and gamble.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Clinard is survived by three children, Michelle (husband Junior) Whitlow of Hillsboro, IL, Duane (wife Deanna) Clinard of Irving, IL, and Stacey (husband Randy) Ward of Hillsboro, IL; and nine grandchildren, Brandi (husband Justin) Reynolds, Stephanie (husband Nate) Tyson, Danny Whitlow (friend Genie Fragale), Shaun (wife Stephanie) Clinard, Brooke (husband AJ) Mullink , Blake Clinard, Kayli Ward, Tressie Clinard, and Brodie Clinard; eight great-grandchildren, Lux Reynolds, Adi Tyson, Jade Reynolds, Dalani Tyson, Logan Clinard, Quinevere Law, Gunner Clinard, and Maya Estell; and a cousin, Nanci Hertel of Hillsboro, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.
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