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Clarence “Bus” Weatherford

Clarence “Bus” Weatherford, Jr., 96, of Sibley, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Bus was born September 11, 1927, in Independence, MO, to Clarence and Florence (Mygatt) Weatherford.

He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1945, then served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Bus went on to work for the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years. It was on one of his postal routes, one day, that he met the love of his life, Evelyn Wyatt. They were married on October 26, 1947.

Bus and Evelyn had five children and were happily married for 54 years when Evelyn went to be with the Lord in June 2001. Bus remarried and was married to Shirley Goodpaster for 18 years until she passed away in April 2020.

In 1965 Bus and Evelyn bought a farm near Holden, MO. He worked as a farmer, surveyor and carpenter.

He worked very hard to provide for his family, spending many hours in the field and building custom cabinets.

Bus loved to spend time with family and friends. He also loved to dance with his sweetheart, Evelyn, from time to time.

He enjoyed playing Boogie-Woogie music on the piano and playing the accordion.

Bus was a man of great character, integrity, faith and kindness. He would help anyone in any way he could. He was a bright light in the lives of so many people, and everyone who knew him loved him!

Bus is survived by his sons, Steve Weatherford (Phoenix, AZ) and Neil Weatherford (Liberty, MO), his daughter, Jodie Kendrick [Gordon] (Centerview, MO) and his twin daughters, Kerri Hess [Chris] (Lawrence, KS) and Kathy Brogli (Brandon, FL), many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice for their wonderful and gracious care of Bus.

A visitation was held Saturday, February 3, 2024, followed by a Celebration of Life at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden, MO.

A graveside service took place at the Medford Community Cemetery.

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