Charles Clapp


NEWMAN – Charles Robert Clapp, 92, passed away Nov. 8, 2018, at Arbor Rose of Charleston. He farmed for 35 years, owned Robert Clapp Electric and retired as a rural mail carrier. 

A service is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Newman United Methodist Church, with visitation from 1 p.m. until the service time at the church. The Joines Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Clapp was born March 17, 1926, the son of Roy Preston and Maude Ellen Minor Clapp at Hindsboro. He married Freida C. Baxter Oct. 19, 1946, at Hume, and to this union was born Richard Leon (Marty) Clapp of Villa Grove, Constance (Jack) Deaton of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Jacqueline Sue (Mike) Joines of Brocton, who survive. 

He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and one on the way. 

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Motley and Mary Pankey; a brother, Joe Clapp; a son, Maurice B. Clapp; a son-in-law, Mike Markewitz; and granddaughter, Laura Clapp.

Mr. Clapp graduated from Hindsboro High School in 1944. He previously served on the Douglas County Farm Bureau Board, the Douglas County FS Board, the Newman Fire Department and as a trustee of the Newman United Methodist Church where he was a member.  He was also a member of the Illinois Rural Letter Carriers Association. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Rural Grace Food Pantry at Murdock or the Newman Fire Department.