Clarus R. McCreight

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Clarus R. “Coke” McCreight, 91, of Alexis, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at the Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis.  Burial with military honors by the James Harvey Scott American Legion Post #189 will be in Alexis Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 after 3:00 p.m. at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where his family will be present from 5 - 7 p.m.  Memorials may be give to the Alexis Cemetery Association.

He was born Sept. 17, 1920 in Mercer County, the son of Fred and Edna (Riddell) McCreight.  He was raised and educated in Mercer County.

Coke served with the United States Army Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Coke married Gwendolyn M. McKelvie on July 25, 1943 in Spokane, Wash. and she passed away  Dec. 9, 2011.

Coke farmed in Warren and Mercer Counties for over 50 years.  He loved Big Band music and ballroom dancing.  He was a member of the James Harvey Scott Alexis American Legion Post #189.

His family includes one son Robert (Dixie) McCreight of Alexis; three granddaughters, Ann McCreight of Galesburg, Amy (Jeff) Frieden and Sara (Scott) Strum both of Brimfield, six great grandchildren, Kayla Winkler, Cole Reiling, Kelsey Winkler, Callie Reiling, Grant Rea and Jenna Frieden; one brother, Larry (Claire) McCreight of Aledo; along with nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters, Irene Waldo, Dorothy Clauson; brothers, Vern McCreight, Delmer McCreight and Robert McCreight..

Online condolences may be left at  www.hooverhall.com