Clinton Maness, retired
superintendent of Wentzville School District, died of a stroke Friday
(Oct. 6, 2000) at St. Anthony's Medical Center in south St. Louis
County. He was 75 and lived in Imperial. Mr. Maness worked in the
Wentzville district for more than 10 years, serving first as middle
school principal and assistant superintendent before becoming
superintendent. He retired in 1981. He received his bachelor's degree in
music from Central College in Fayette, Mo., in 1949 and later did
graduate work in education at Central Missouri State University in
Warrensburg. His first teaching job was as a band director at a school
in Liberty, Mo., where he was later an elementary school principal. He
served three years in the Army during World War II and received two
Purple Hearts before his discharge in 1946. He was a former member of
the Rotary Club in Wentzville. Among the survivors are his wife, Shirley
Myers Maness of Imperial; a daughter, Peggy Stokes of Lathrop, Mo.; two
sons, Peter Maness of Kitchener, Ontario, and Mark Maness of Houston;
two stepdaughters, Jeannie Brockman of Ladue and Janice LaZear of St.
Ann; a stepson, Robert Jackson of Imperial; a sister, Wanda Evans of
Williamsburg, Va.; a brother, Arthur Maness of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; six
grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, 5375 Southwest Seventh Street, Topeka, Kan. 66606.