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Thursday, January 20, 2011 Mourns the Passing of Marie Clifton-Harris

Marie J. Clifton-Harris, 71, of Warrensburg passed away at 5:42 p.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 2011) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Her funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A brief graveside service will be at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Wapella, immediately following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DMH Heart and Lung Institute or Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network.

Marie was born on Oct. 15, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Russell and Elsie Dunaway.
She was a lifetime member of Sharon United Methodist Church. Marie loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her fiance, Joe Norris, with whom she also enjoyed going to Corvette shows. She also enjoyed crocheting and reading.

Marie is survived by her five children, Rebecah Tromm of Lexington, Ky.; Veronica (Randy) Fields of Troy; Jim (Marcia) Clifton of Attica, Ind.; Penny (Thom) Pennell of Armington; and David (Ursula) Clifton of Stanwood, Wash.; fiance, Joe Norris of Warrensburg; stepson, Mike (Heather) Norris of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, James; and sister, Beverly Stovall.

Our condolences to the Clifton family.

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