Celebrating the life of Clarence R. Harridge
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A private family funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Morrison with Rev. Dick Adams officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, July 17, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in which we ask that everyone practice social distancing and wear a face mask. Interment will be at the Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton, IL. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established to First Baptist Church.
Clarence was born July 13, 1932, in Whiteside County, IL, to John B. and Susie L. (Van Doren) Harridge. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools. Clarence married Ruby F. Roggendorf on April 11, 1951, in Morrison. She died February 15, 1971. He then married Carol A. Krongard on June 10, 1972, in Morrison. Clarence was engaged in farming in the rural Morrison area. While farming, he also was employed by International Harvester in East Moline, IL, retiring in 1982. Clarence was a 69 year member of the First Baptist Church in Morrison where he served as deacon and was active in the Macedonia Program Ministries. He also was a member of the Morrison Lions Club. Clarence raised, bred, and raced harness horses.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; two daughters, Susan (Steve) Kammerer of Prophetstown, IL and June Fowler of Morrison, IL; two sons, Richard (Merri) Harridge and Doug Harridge both of Morrison, IL; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister-in-law, Mary Leeper of Clinton, IA; and one brother-in-law, Dick (Jane) Krongard of West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby; one son, Mark Harridge; six sisters, Mary Spangler, Ruby Grady, Dorothy Schaver, Katherine Roete, Alice Leahy, and Frances Fredericks; two brothers, Paul and John Harridge.
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406 Maple Avenue
Morrison, IL 61270
701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252
First Baptist Church
Morrison, IL 61270