OBITUARY: Clarence L. Troxel

NEWTON—Clarence L. Troxel, 96, died Monday, March 8, 2021, at Newton Presbyterian Manor.

He was born on Sept. 1, 1924, in Gas City, the son of William Franklin and Dorothy Edwards Troxel. Clarence was raised and attended schools in Newton.

He married Annie Martha Woffenden on Dec. 31, 1950, in Newton. They lived in Moran, Kan., for a short time before returning to Newton in 1955.

Through the years, Clarence worked in Newton at Meek Electric, American Flour/Ross Industries, Newton Electric and Genco Construction before retiring in 1989.

Clarence was a founding member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Newton, where he continued to be an active member. He had also been a member of the Electricians Union IBW. Clarence raised rabbits, goats and pigs; he also enjoyed doing woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Annie of Newton; son, Lenord Troxel and his wife Julia of Belton, Tex.; daughter, Susan Stanford and husband Johnny of Newton; four grandchildren, Jason Troxel and Diedra of Temple, Texas, Tori Harkins and husband Chris of Austin, Texas, Larry Humphrey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and James Stanford of Newton; two great grandchildren, Piper and Teagan Harkins of Austin; along with several nieces and nephews.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Troxel; sisters, Eva Pauline “Polly” Box and Leola May Foiles; and step-mother, Leora Stella Troxel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12, at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Newton. Interment will be in the Restlawn Garden of Memories outside of Newton.

A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Assoc.; contributions may be sent to the funeral home.

The casket will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.


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