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Clell Looney Sr.


Clell Looney Sr., 90, of Creston died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Clearview Home in Clearfield.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Delores Doench officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery St., in Creston. Interment will be in Summit Cemetery west of Cromwell. Memorials may be directed to Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be left at

Clelland Leo Looney Sr., son of George Thomas and Cora Mae (Eschle) Looney, was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Creston. Clell was raised on the family farm and was educated in Cromwell Community School graduating with the class of 1945. In May 1946, Clell entered the United States Army and served 18 months during the Korean Conflict. He received a honorable discharge in 1947.

On Oct. 26, 1947, Clell married Evelyn Jones. Clell farmed the same land he grew up on and lived on the family Century Farm most of his married life. He continued his cattle operation until he was 80 years old.

Clell was a lifelong member of Cromwell United Church of Christ and served on several church boards. He was a member of Theodore J. Martens, VFW Post No. 1797 and Elks Lodge and served on Cromwell School Board and Crestland Coop Board.

Clell is survived by his children, Beverly (Richard) Mackey of Diagonal, Janette (Harvey) Shaull of Hampton and Clelland Looney Jr. (Nadine) of Lenox; grandchildren, Matthew (Denise) Kuhns, Samantha (Chad) Jensen, Nathan Kuhns (fiancée Emily), Garrick Looney, Gabe Looney (special friend Brooke), Myklyn (Nick) Ripperger, Jason (Bethani) Shaull, Nicholas (Darlyce) Shaull and Derrick (Heather) Shaull; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Clelland was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn in 2001; parents; brothers, Cecil Looney (Mary) and Bernard Looney (Halcyon) and sisters, Ellen Louise Buchanan (Otis) and Creola Clem (Don).  

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