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Clarence Don Greer
Clarence Don GreerClarence Don Greer, 91 of LaRue, died Friday November 3, 2023 at the O.S.U. Hospital in Columbus.

He was born May 17, 1932 at his grandparent's home in rural western Marion County to his parents Hugh Monroe and Ethel Gladys (Eberhart) Greer. He was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Forbis, a granddaughter, Catherine Woods and sons-in-law, Dr. Jon Woods and Gregory Naseman.

Clarence was reared in the Methodist faith and was a life-long resident of Marion County. He had attended the LaRue and Marion Schools.

In his youth, he was employed as a newspaper boy, delivering the Marion Star. When he was in high school, he worked at the Goerlich Greenhouse and then at Columbus Cut Flower Exchange. He had also worked at Peerless Dry Cleaners, Hemmerly's Flowers and Tecumseh Products. He then retired after 33 years from the Whirlpool Corporation. Clarence occupied his spring months operating his greenhouse at his home in LaRue.

He was an extrovert, he enjoyed being useful and a part of his community. He was a past member of the Kiwanis International. He served the LaRue Village as councilman, mayor and on the Board of Public Affairs. He was an active member of the LaRue Community Alliance and the “GOMOL”, which meets at the village barber shop.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 72 years, Sally (Harley) Greer, their children, Donna Woods of Columbus, Pamela (John) Kozich of Columbus, Christine Naseman of Louisville, Kentucky and Timothy (Tracy) Greer of Westerville
Grandchildren, Jon (Katrina) Woods, Victoria (Josh) Hindmarsh, Ilse Kozich, Alec (Melanie) Kozich, Andrea (David) Blair, Philip (Katherine) Naseman, Hannah (Nicholas) Young, Grace Welch and Eliza Greer, Step Grandson, John Kozich
Great grandchildren, Reese Woods, Sophia Kozich, Justice Hale, Juliet Lawrence, Jayla Richardson, Vivian Blair, Skylar Naseman, McKenna, Creighton and Declan Welch.
Niece, Carolyn Garrison and two cousins, Rita (Darrell) Krasny and Jean Rocker

Funeral services celebrating Clarence’s life will be held Tuesday November 14, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue. Pastor Deb Berry will officiate. Burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

In keeping with Clarence's commitment to LaRue, memorial gifts may be made to the LaRue Community Alliance and/or either of the churches in LaRue; LaRue Baptist Church and LaRue United Methodist Church.

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#1 from: Tricia Lightfoot
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 1:58 PM

Tim and family, Sending our condolences and prayers. Brian has many fond memories of your dad, including how he helped out him and Rod with flowers on more than one occasion.

#2 from: Joseph Derringer
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 2:55 PM

MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY! I have a lot of great memories and good stories. He will be missed by the La Rue community for sure.

#3 from: John Howard
LaRue, Ohio
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 3:24 PM

Such a wonderful man, truly the smartest man I ever met.  I truly enjoyed talking with him, sharing ideas, helping to improve our community.  I hope to be as active and involved in my later years as he was.  What a loss.  My condolences to all of his family.

Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 5:36 PM


#5 from: Amy Brown
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 7:04 PM

Prayers to the family

#6 from: Pan and Jackie Costea
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 7:28 PM

Clarence was such a sweet man and a LaRue icon and legend.He will be missed by so many. To Sally and family, I am so sorry for your loss and hope u find comfort knowing Clarence was loved by so many. Pan will surely miss their long talks.

#7 from: Lauren and Jeanie Park
Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 9:27 PM

Sally and Family, Clarence will be greatly missed in our little village! He was a wealth of information and special gift to our community in so many ways! His friendly personality was always a pleasure to encounter! May you find comfort and peace in knowing that you are lifted in prayer by many!

#8 from: Milton and Peggy Lightfoot
Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 9:23 AM

Our deepest sympathy and prayers.

#9 from: Rita Krasny
Delaware, Ohio
Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 11:35 AM

Dear Sally and family- I was so saddened to hear of Clarence's passing. He was still so spry and full of life the last time I saw him. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the visiting hours nor funeral as I am now wheelchair bound and have no transportation. My thoughts will be with you.     Thinking of you, Rita Krasny

#10 from: Jennifer Conroy
Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Tim - Sally - Clarence's family and friends left in grief, we grieve with you. That man's intellect and personality will leave such a void in this little town. He gave us pride while working towards a better community - we owe it to him to put our best efforts into everything he believed in. We should all elevate community up to the top of our priority list. :)

#11 from: Becky Felty
Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 9:29 PM

Clarence waa a wonderful man.  He will be dearly missed

#12 from: Bill Alley
Thu, Nov 9, 2023 at 8:13 AM

To the family You all have My deepest Sympathy. I know that Our little community will miss this dynamo of a Man! He was a Man with a drive to better this community and help with the attitude of IT Can Be Done! It was My pleasure to work with and just to know such a Great Guy! If there is one thing Clarence left us with as a community it is: IT CAN BE DONE! Rest in peace My Friend.

#13 from: Mark Appelfeller
Louisville CO
Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 10:01 AM

Pam, Mrs Greer & Family, Very sorry for your loss of your great family patriarch,, and for LaRue who lost a community pillar.

#14 from: Scott Sprague
Mon, Nov 13, 2023 at 12:22 PM

It has been a bit over a week since I learned of Mr. Greer’s passing.  It has been a tough loss for me and for the community that he served so passionately.  As has been noted by others he was a most impactful man in his community and had such a deep love for LaRue he inspired the rest of us to Love LaRue Life too! He was a living history of LaRue and what had happened there the last 70 years and loved to tell “LaRue Stories” and of course I loved hearing them. He lived a long and full life and celebrated all things to their fullest extent, never met a stranger and loved, loved loved telling a good story and of course listening to one too! LaRue will always be special to me, but my trips home will now be without my luncheon with Mr. Greer and swapping stories with him.  I will sure miss that chuckle and mischievous twinkle in his eye and grin when he concluded one of his tales. His work and love of LaRue inspires me and hopefully those who still have the pleasure of living in LaRue to improve the village and make it a better place to live.  His hard work for LaRue will be enjoyed for generations of LaRuan’s to come. Mr. Greer is greatly missed by me and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

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