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Steven Clear

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Steven Patrick Clear, 63, Iola, died peacefully at his home Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Steven was born Oct. 4, 1950, in St. Cloud, Minn., the son of Walter Patrick and Fern Ruth (Lillestrand) Clear. The family moved to Iola in 1962. Steve graduated from Iola High School in 1969 and served in the U.S. Army before returning to Iola.
He married Barbara Burk and to this union had four children and later divorced.
Steve was baptized in  Wesley United Methodist Church and his memberships included the Iola American Legion and VFW.
Survivors are his life partner Barbara Wilson; four children, Mischelle Cragg, Sabetha, Dana Schmelzle and husband Clint, Seneca, Wyatt Clear, Rantoul, and Monica Clear, Girard; two step-children, Barbara S. Wilson, LaHarpe, and Ben Wilson, Olathe; his mother, Fern R. Heins, Neosho Rapids; one sister, Brenda Martin and husband, Mark, Neosho Rapids; 11 grandchildren and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials may be made to the Steven P. Clear Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and left with the funeral home. To sign the guest book online go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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