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Clifford M. Mantle

Clifford M. Mantle, age 92 of Linn, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Clifford was born October 9, 1919, in Voshall, a son to the late James Rhey and Mary Ada (Gilbert) Mantle.

Clifford attended elementary school at Campground School and graduated from Linn High School.

Clifford worked as a manager at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Sales Manager for a Dodge Dealership and Osage Vans and owner of the Old Voss Saloon in Bonnots Mill.

In 1987, Clifford moved back to Linn from St. Louis. He was a Charter member of Osage County Trail Riders and enjoyed farming, race horses, raising border collies and game birds, gardening, and most importantly, entertaining and spending time with family and friends.

Clifford is survived by: Companion and special friend, Betty Todd of Belleville, IL; one daughter, Jennifer "J.P." Rashkis of St. Louis; two brothers, Jim Mantle and his wife Margaret Ann of Beaufort, and Don Mantle and his wife Clara of Peoria, AZ; a brother-in-law, Harry Hubach and a sister-in-law, Bernie Mantle-Mangles of Rocky Mount; three grandchildren, Gwynhywvyre Coronado, Isabella and Renaissance Rashkis; four great grandchildren, Rainbeau and Makore' Rashkis, Dakota and Valkyria Parker; and many nieces, and nephews

In addition to his parents, Clifford was preceded in death by: two brothers, Larry (Bruz) Mantle and B.A. Mantle; two sisters, Ragine Hubach and Betty Mantle; a sister-in-law, Billie Mantle; and one granddaughter, Alexandra Parker.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Interment will follow in the Linn Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Kenneth Kirchner State School, 1403 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

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Sweet sweet man. I will always love you and miss you. I wish I had heard of your passing in time to make it to your funeral. Betty my heart goes out to you and the rest of the family. Mike, I know how much you miss him.

Paula Helmig Conley Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

Cliff will be missed. He was a great friend. Prayers are with all of the family.

Mark and Gina Brown Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM

I remember how much fun Cliff could be. He never met a stranger. He will be missed, but will always be remembered.

Peggy and Robert Eynard Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM

rip cliff

richard burchard Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM

You will be greatly missed by all of us, especially Luke. Thank you for being such a good friend to him and to us. Your kindness and generosity will always be remembered.

Eric & Laura Haslag & Family Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beloved Mr. Cliff. May the fond memories shared bring comfort during this time of grief and pain. (Isaiah 25:8)

A. Jackson Feb 18 2012 12:00 AM

you will be missed Cliff you kept all of us on our toes,

jim ostrander Feb 17 2012 12:00 AM