Evaline L. (Barnard) Clawson, 97, died July 31, 2000, at Kingman Hospital, Kingman.
She was born October 17, 1902, at Okarche, Oklahoma, the daughter of Charles E. and Lucy E. (Andrews) Barnard. She came to Kansas in 1905 by covered wagon to live near Medicine Lodge, there she attended Walstead Grade School and graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in 1921.
She taught school for 29 years. She got her first teaching certificate from the State in 1921. She took extention courses and summer schools from the College of Emporia and Kansas University, her Bachelor Degree came from Northwestern State College of Oklahoma in 1959. She taught in several Barber County country schools, also Croft, Coldwater, Lake City and Kiowa.
She belonged to First Christian Church, was Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star, past president of Business and Professional Women, past treasurer of the Retired Teacher's Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Barber County Historical Society and life member of the Kansas State Teacher's Association.
In 1922, she married Albert C. Walker. They made their home on a ranch west of Sun City. He preceded her in death.
On August 3, 1950, she married Robert S. Clawson of Sun City. They made their home there on a ranch for a few years, then moved to Medicine Lodge. He also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Harold K. Walker, Milton-Freewater, Oregon, Ervin G. Walker, Medicine Lodge; two stepsons, Marion A. Clawson, Norwich; two brothers, Charles A. Barnard, Yelm, Washington, and William E. Barnard, Medicine Lodge; two sisters, Alma Hoagland, Pratt, and Geneva Wheat, Bella Vista, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Knowles.
Her body was bequeathed to the University of Kansas Medical School at Kansas City. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.
Memorials may be sent to the Kansas State Teacher's Association, in care of Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge.
A List of the Graduates of Medicine Lodge High School (1890 - 1937)
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