Aaron Hamilton Clapp, age 78, of Westfield, IL passed away at 4:10 pm on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Charleston Rehab and Health Care Center, Charleston, IL. He was born July 17, 1938 in Edgar County, IL, the son of John Leslie Clapp and Pearl Maggert Clapp.
Survivors include his companion, Gloria Keener of Westfield, IL; son, John Aaron Clapp and wife Jody of Fort Worth, TX; brother, Everett Clapp and wife Joyce of Westfield, IL; sister, Joan Kirkley and husband Clarence of Hanna City, IL and grandsons, Drake Clapp, Austen Clapp and Arrick Clapp of Fort Worth, TX; He was preceded in death by his parents.
Aaron was a 1956 graduate of Westfield High School. He was a US Navy veteran. Aaron was retired after 33 years as a building service worker for Eastern Illinois University. Prior to his employment at EIU he worked for the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston, IL. Aaron enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening which he would share with family, friends and neighbors. He repaired and sold fishing equipment at Mikeworth’s Flea Market for many years where he made many good friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Jon McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield, IL. Visitation will be held from 12 (noon) to 1 pm prior to the service on Tuesday at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL.
Memorial donations may be made to Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center, 1000 Health Center Dr., Mattoon, IL 61938.
Markwell Funeral Home of Casey – Westfield, IL is in charge of the arrangements.