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Mrs. Minerva Clouser

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Mrs. Minerva Clouser of Ferguson, MO (formerly of Nashville) passed away in her sleep at Breese Nursing Home in Breese on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:03 am. She was 91.

Minerva was born on January 11, 1925 in Nashville, the daughter of Anna and Waldo Brink. She was united in marriage to William J. Clouser on December 28, 1955, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1992.

Minerva worked as a secretary for numerous companies, including Chevrolet Motor Company until the birth of their son, Stephen. She was then a homemaker and lifetime member of Ferguson Methodist Church where she volunteered as the librarian, as well as the Men’s Club Kitchen Crew, Almost Willing Workers Fundraisers, and Circle Five United Methodist Women’s Group. In addition, she volunteered at the St. Louis Historical Society gift shop .

Later she joined St. Mark’s Methodist Church and was an active member of Ruth’s Circle and the Stitching Club which provided handmade quilts for nursing homes. Minerva was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed traveling with her sister Winona, visiting the family farm, stamp collecting, bird watching and jazz music. She especially loved the time she spent with her two grandchildren.

Surviving Minerva are her son Stephen Clouser and wife Janice; two grandchildren Ryan and Lauren; sister Winona Huckshold; nephew Karl Huckshold and wife Kris and children; niece Kristine and husband Rodney and children.

Funeral services will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 3 PM with Rev. John Gregory officiating and with interment to follow in the North Prairie Cemetery in Hoyleton.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 1 PM till the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Macula Vision Research Foundation, 100 Front St. Suite 300, Conshohocken, PA 19428 (, and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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