Clifford Leroy Spade

Clifford Leroy Spade, 84, formerly of Admire and Burlingame, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Holiday Resort Care Center, Emporia, Kan.

Clifford Leroy Spade was born in Emporia, Kansas on August 13, 1935, the son of Clifford B. and Olive (Hinck) Spade.  Leroy married Ann Marie Phillips in Americus, Kansas on June 3, 1956.  She survives.

Besides his wife, Ann, he is survived by sons; Steven, Cherokee and Michael, Holton, Kan., daughters; Diane Marie Dysart, Netawaka, Kan., Sherri Spade Thomson, Tonganoxie, Kan, and Marsha Mitchell, South Boston, Va.; brother; Leland Spade, Admire, Kan., 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister; Marilyn Haag.

Leroy and his wife, Ann, had owned and operated the Burlingame Locker Company, Burlingame, Kan. for 17 years. He had been a butcher all his life.  He had been a member and former Director of the Kansas Meat Processors Association. While living in Burlingame he had been a member of the City Council, a volunteer with the Burlingame Volunteer Fire Department, and the Lions Club.  He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, camping and traveling with his wife.

Funeral services were at the United Methodist Church, Admire, Kansas, at 2 p.m., Friday, January 10. The service was conducted by Pastor Diane Euler of the church.  Burial followed in the Admire Cemetery.

The family received friends at the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials have been established for the Admire United Methodist Church or the Admire Community Center with contributions sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 175, Emporia, Kansas 66801.

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