Malcolm Dee McClimans, 93, Moran, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1919, in Bronson, the son of Arthur B. McClimans and Gertrude Kimmel McClimans. He married Juanita Bernard Oct. 21, 1941. She preceded him in death in 1995. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his military service, Malcolm worked as an oil well driller. Malcolm and Juanita later worked as caretakers for Bloy’s Campground in Fort Davis, Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Warren, and her husband, Allen, Fort Scott; two sons, Wilford “Skip” McClimans, Evergreen, Colo., and Terry McClimans and wife, Debbie, Parker, Colo. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lavon Elrod and Virginia Lee Smith, his twin.
The Rev. Ken Van will conduct graveside services at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the U.S. National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends at the Cheney Witt Chapel on Monday from 1:30 p.m. until leaving for the cemetery at 2:15. Memorials are suggested to the Bronson United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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