Paula Arlene Clawson, age 65, of Jerico Springs, Missouri passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at her home after a lengthy illness.
Paula was born a twin on March 24, 1953 in Tracy, California to Norban and Betty (Crabtree) Wallen. In 1965 Paula moved with her family to Arcola, Missouri, where her parents started a dairy farm. Paula attended Greenfield schools, graduating with the class of ’71. Paula attended Stoney Point Church where she met the love of her life Kenneth Leon Clawson at 14 yrs old. Paula and Kenny were wed on July 9, 1971. Together they had three children.
Paula was a homemaker. Because of her love for children, she babysat for many of the neighborhood kids over the years, as her health would allow. She enjoyed cooking, collecting cookbooks and kitchen gadgets. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with all of her immediate and extended family including eight grandchildren whom she adored.
In addition to her husband Kenneth, she leaves behind daughter Angie Morgan and husband Jason of Lamar, son Scott Clawson and wife Jesse of Pennsboro, and Amy McMillin and husband AJ of Republic. Grandchildren; Jade, wife Jenny and Lauren Morgan of Lamar; Gatlyn, Gracyn, and Sawyer Clawson of Pennsboro; Madison, Drew, and Devon McMillin of Republic. Her mother, Betty Wallen of Arcola and siblings; Pheobe Hodson (Jim) of Pleasant Hill, Phillip Wallen (Debby) of Arcola, Paul Wallen (Rhonda) of Arcola, Pamela Grider (Greg) of Greenfield, and Patsy Hembree (Joe) of Arcola. Preceding her in death were her father, Norban Wallen and her nephew Greg Wallen.
Services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 7, 2018 at Daniel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 pm Monday at Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will be at Newport Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the Stoney Point Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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