Obituary: Clarice E. Titus

Clarice E. (Penner) Titus passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the age of 86 in Wichita.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Newton. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.
Friends may call at the funeral home, from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established with the First Presbyterian Church and the Newton senior center; contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS.
Clarice was born on June 5, 1929, in Newton, the daughter of H. J. and Eleanor Richards Penner. She married E. Ralph Titus on Jan. 15, 1950, in Newton.
She raised her family on the farm and also worked at First Bank, Doctors Park and Prairie View, all in Newton. In later years, she volunteered at the Newton senior center and the gift shop at Newton Medical Center. She was an active and faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Newton and had a very large circle of friends. Clarice was an expert seamstress and enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles and her cat.
Survivors include her daughters Marsha Mills and husband Morris of McPherson, and Marlys Titus of Emporia; son Myron Titus and wife Linda of Wichita; granddaughters Teresa Bonham and Tim of Gardner, Tamara Wilson and Shawn of Lyons, Tonya Mills and Steve of Lindsborg, and Lindsay Wagoner and Jason of Wichita; grandson Justin Titus and Laura of Wichita; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Clarice was preceded in death by her parents and husband on Nov. 10, 1997.
Condolences may be left at: www.broadwaycolonailfh.com
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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