Larry Showden

Showden PhotoLarry Showden, of Clarion, passed away at his home on October 12, 2014. He was 70 years old.

Born on September 15, 1944, in New Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Isaac and Ruth (Heichel) Showden.

After graduating from Redbank Valley High School, he entered the United States Army and served honorably during the Vietnam War from 1965 until 1967.

Larry was well-known around Clarion having spent his career working for the Borough of Clarion in the maintenance department.

After he retired, he worked part-time at the Captain Loomis Inn. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Clarion, as well as the First United Methodist Church of Clarion. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with his dogs, watching NASCAR and the History Channel, and going to auctions and finding new pieces for his collections.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife, Mary “Mike” Showden of Clarion; his daughter, Carisa Renae Showden of Auckland, New Zealand; his four step-daughters, Judith Rae Kesner of Weston, Florida, Jodi Lynn Kesner of Weston, Florida, Karen Kesner Conley of St. Louis, Missouri, and Kathy Kesner Harris of Burlington, Wisconsin; his four step-granddaughters, Abigail Hotchkiss, Hannah Hotchkiss, and Meghan & Katie Harris; and his two sisters, Lois Showden Skinner of New Bethlehem, and Debbie Showden DeMarte of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund at American Legion Post 66 of Clarion.

Arrangements are under the care of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood Street in Clarion where visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 18 to be followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

Rev. Kevin Haley, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Clarion will conduct the services.

Military honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 66 of Clarion at 10:45 a.m.

Interment will be in the New Rehoboth Cemetery in Clarion.

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