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Clarence A. Love

Clarence A. Love Clarence A. Love

Clarence Adrian (Blackie) Love, 91, Palmyra, died Monday, March 10, 2014.
Born March 29, 1922, in Palmyra, he was the son of the late Straude and Lucretia Feiock Love.
He was an Air Force veteran during World War II who served in Guam; attended the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, where he earned his Funeral Directors License; purchased the Kahl Funeral Home in Palmyra on Jan. 1, 1959, which became Love Funeral Home; operated an ambulance service for the Palmyra area until 1979; sold monuments for several years in the 1950s and 1960s; added a crematorium to the funeral home in 2013; and was a member of Palmyra Church of Christ. He received his 65-year service pin from the Indiana Funeral Directors Association in 2012.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 37 years, the former Betty Hampton, on March 6, 1984, and five brothers, Loren, Lloyd, Horace, Harold and Jarold Love.
Survivors include his wife, the former Geneva Worley; three children, Janet Davis and Joseph and Jerry Love; five stepchildren, Carolyn Peters, Karla Uhl, Wayne Worley, Wanda Dietrich and Rhonda Drabek; a sister, Alma Merryman; four grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, March 14, after 9 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Funeral: Friday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Palmyra Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 12, Palmyra, IN 47164.