Tony Clements, 85, of McPherson, passed away at 10:13 p.m. Feb. 25, 2018 while in the company of family members, at Cedars Health Care Center.
Tony was born in Maple on March 4, 1932, a son of Mildred Elizabeth (Laverty) and Marvin A. “Bun” Clements. Tony attended the Weber grade school, Saginaw, Michigan, McPherson Junior High School and graduated from McPherson High School in 1950.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a Metalsmith 2nd class in the Korean War.
He received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, and Korean Service Ribbon with two stars and served on the U.S.S. SATYR.
Tony worked for Swick Guth, and Kansas Cylinder Head as a welder.
He later worked for Johns-Manville in the maintenance department. He retired in 1997.
Tony was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715, former member of the American Legion Post 24, Elk’s Lodge 502 B.P.O.E.
Tony enjoyed Royals, Chiefs, bowling, golfing, hunting and fishing, loved traveling, and spending time with family and his grandchildren.
Tony was united in marriage to Marlene J. Mountz on March 7, 1961 in Las Vegas. They established their first home together in McPherson.
He is survived by his wife Marlene J. Clements, of McPherson, his children, Brad Lockwood and his wife Ann, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Cary Lockwood, of Euless, Texas, James “Tracy” Clements and his wife Toya, of Wichita, Toni Brauer and her husband Richard, of McPherson; his brother Guy Clements and his wife Frances, of Wichita.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren - Melissa Lockwood, Jennifer Lockwood, Delaney Lockwood, Melissa Cloutre (Joe), Trenton Clements, Marci Clements, William “Bil” Brauer; six great-grandchildren, Veronica, Taylor, Adrian, Katherine, Jeremiah, Eyrn, and Madelyn.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents
A memorial Service at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2 with the Rev. Tim Leaf officiating. Members of the VFW Post 2715 and the American Legion Post 24 will provide military honors.
The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, at a later date
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Leader Dogs for the Blind and they can be sent in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.