Herman L. Clifton - 1935-2007

Herman L. Clifton, 72, of Mansfield, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, 2007, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. 

He was born July 31, 1935, in Grayson, Ky., the son of Frank and Grace (Zornes) Clifton. 

Herman enjoyed gardening, farming and driving his tractors. He was formerly employed as the maintenance supervisor with Citation Corp. 

He is survived by his wife, Reatha (Swanger) Clifton; two sons, Roy (Regina) Clifton and Jeff (Karen) Clifton, all of Mansfield; 
three daughters, Tina (Randy) Heinberger of Bellville, Cathy (Charles) Garman of Elwood, Ind., and Joyce Smith of Calabash, N.C.; 
15 grandchildren, Vince Heinberger, Destiny Heinberger, Kristi Lee, Lori Wurth, Missy Garman, Russell Thompson, Jake Hergatt, Josh Hergatt, 
Matt Clifton, Kyle Clifton, Cody Clifton, Jarrod Clifton, Dale Smith, Neil Smith and Sammy Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, 
Farris (Ramona) Clifton of Bardstown, Ky., and James (Loretta) Clifton of Grayson; and a sister, Frances (Carl) Spaulding of Grayson.

His parents, two sisters, Madeline McGlone and Blanch Zornes, and a brother, Roy Clifton, all preceded him in death. 

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield. 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Kistler of New Life Church of Christ officiating. 
Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Condolences may be sent to wappner.com. 

Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

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