Friday, January 15, 2016

Obituary - Clifton L. “Cliff” Creach

Clifton L.
Clifton L. “Cliff” Creach
The funeral service for Mr. Creach will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.The minister officiating at the service will be Jerry Johannigmeier. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri .

A Military Graveside Service will be presented by the Appleton City VFW Post #11242 and the Missouri Honor Guard .

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Appleton City Cemetery or Hospice Compassus from Osceola, Missouri.
 

Clifton L. “Cliff” Creach passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at his home due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis. 

He was born May 3, 1948 to Jonas Charles “J.C.” and Erma D. (Parrack) Creach near Branch, Missouri. He so enjoyed growing up in rural Macks Creek, Missouri and he graduated from Macks Creek High in 1966. He enlisted in the Navy and served his country from 1967 to 1970 aboard the USS Coral Sea. He was united in marriage to Sue Hawkins and to this union one daughter was born. 


Cliff learned his trade at a technical school in Springfield, Missouri and was a self-employed heating and cooling contractor. Cliff’s customer calls were occasionally social visits as the repairs were so easy that he didn’t charge. He enjoyed playing softball with his friends for the “Bulls” even though they rarely won. He also enjoyed visiting and riding horses with his many friends. Later in life and before MS, he and Sue enjoyed the many antique show trips and new friends they made. 


Cliff most treasured his time with family. He was preceded in death by his father, and his brother Charles. He is survived by his wife Sue, of the home, his mother, Erma D of Hermitage, Missouri, one daughter Lisa Creach Bolton (Loren) of Appleton City and one son Culley Creach (Collette) of Linn Creek, one sister Deborah Creach Allen (Nelson) of Urbana, Missouri, three grandchildren, Clifton Blake Bolton (Ashley), Jonas, and Stephanie Creach of Linn Creek, Missouri, two great-grandchildren Jaiden and Luke James Bolton. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 


The family would like to acknowledge their deep appreciation for the compassionate care and companionship from Mindy Evans. The family would also like to thank all the many caretakers from Four Seasons, Hospice Compassus and others.