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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Clarence

Clarence "Clancy" Alvie Gass

Thursday, March 27th, 1941 - Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Clarence “Clancy” Alvie Gass, 78, of Edgerton, KS passed away Nov. 26, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones as he went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 25, 2019, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. Cremation. The family would be honored if Clarence’s loved ones joined them for a celebration of his life on Saturday, November 30 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church, 640 E. Madison, Gardner, KS. Reception and time to share at 2:00 pm following service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Clarence’s memory. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Clarence was born on March 27, 1941 in Tuscumbia, MO to Claude and Effie Gass. He met and quickly fell head-over-heels for Betty June (Malmberg) Gass, often walking 15-miles between Tuscumbia and Iberia to see her. They married on July 28, 1959. Together they raised their family in Prairie Village, KS before moving to their beloved farm in Edgerton.

Clarence was a skilled camera repairman, adamantly preaching the quality of film over digital. Clarence and Betty ran Gass Camera Repair in Mission for more than 40 years, not only fixing customers’ cameras, but sacrificially and generously spreading love and his faith with everyone he encountered.

Clarence was truly rich in what matters most — giving and receiving love. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, running — a total of 69 marathons in his lifetime, mowing, taking photos, and telling stories and jokes. His orneriness, quirky sense of humor, and huge heart have forever touched the lives of countless people.

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents: Claude and Effie, his siblings: Artel, Willie, Viola, Francis “Frank”, and his daughter, Christina Hillyer. He is survived by his sisters: Juanita and Sue, his wife, Betty, his son, Jim (Julie), his grandchildren: Graceanna (Nate) Ramirez, Caleb (Nilser) Hillyer, Joy (Jesse) Forney, Jason Gass, Jenna Gass, and three great-grandchildren.
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Grace Baptist Church
    Address
    650 E. Madison
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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    2:00 pm Reception and time to share following service

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Martha Lieser

Posted at 08:50pm
I first met Clarence at my brother's running store, Phiddipides. He was one of our regulars over the years that we had the store. Don Nottberg is my brother who I worked for. I met my future husband at the store, turns out that my husband and Clarence had been friends and running buddies for a long time, how ironic is all that? My first movie camera came from the camera shop that he and Betty owned, my Dad bought it for me! They were such nice people and what a loss for everyone. The last time I talked to him was about a year ago and said Betty was having memory issues, sorry to hear that. I just want you to know that it was a blessing to have known Clarence and I'm sorry that he was having a battle with his cancer. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and we know that he is resting in peace now. Bless all of your family. Sincerely, Martha (Nottberg) and Tom Lieser
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Bob&Roxanna Knipp

Posted at 10:04am
Uncle Clarence was a Joy and Kindhearted Man. His Love for Running and Camera's was like no other. We had visited him the last couple months. 2 weeks ago was the last time we visited and he kept Saying Family is Everything. He was at Peace Knowing Graceanna Knew All His Wishes and would Carry them Out to the Fullest of her Ability. Such a Spiritual Man. One Last Thought: Family is Everything He Said.
He will be Missed but we All will Smile when we Talk about him.

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