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.