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Clara E. (Allen) Houghton Duesdieker

February 22, 1926 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 91)

CLARA E. HOUGHTON DUESDIEKER

   Clara E. Houghton Duesdieker, 91, of Quincy, died at 12:50 pm Wednesday (February 7, 2018) in St. Vincent's Home where she had been a resident since January 22, 2018.

   Born February 22, 1926 in Quincy, Clara was the daughter of Aubrey Earl and Margaret Mette Allen. She married Ova Houghton on August 2, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on January 22, 1979.  She married Elmer "Boone" Duesdieker on October 20, 1990 at the Lutheran Church of St. John in Quincy.  He preceded her in death on November 21, 2001.

   Clara was a woman with a strong faith who loved the Lord and her church family at  the Lutheran Church of St. John where she was active with the Ladies Aid and the Wednesday morning Bible Study Group.  Clara enjoyed Bingo, playing Pinochle with her card club, going to pigeon shows throughout the United States with her first husband, Ova, taking bus trips and going to the boat.  She was devoted to her family and cherished the time she shared with them. 

   Clara was employed at Motorola until their closing and then for Hardee's Restaurant at 12th and Locust for 37 years as a member of the morning crew until her retirement.

   Survivors include her children,  Phylis Ulrich (Robert) of Quincy, James Houghton of Grandbury, TX and Cathy Boren (Rich) of Quincy; 26 grandchildren; many loving great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a brother, Bill Allen (Gen) of Oklahoma; two sisters in law, Pauline Allen of Quincy and Shelbyjean Houghton of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.

   Clara was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Ova and Elmer; a son, David Houghton; two brothers, Fred Allen and Virgil Allen; and three sisters in infancy. 

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 in the Lutheran Church of St. John with Pastor Kendall Meyer and Pastor Steve Hayden officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Quincy.

   Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Oasis Room at the Lutheran Church of St. John and Monday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the church.

   Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

   Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of St. John, Blessing Foundation for Hospice or St. Vincent's Home.  

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