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Edmon Rudolph Clemmons

May 1, 1935 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 84)

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Edmon Rudolph Clemmons, 84, of Milan, passed away March 18, 2020 at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline.

A private burial will be held at National Cemetery in Rock Island.  Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd Moline is assisting the family.

Ed was born on May 1, 1935, in Edmonton, KY, the son of Edmon T. and Annie T. (Maupin) Clemmons.

He married Ruth Mae Atkins in May 1958. They were blessed with daughters Larissa and Andrea. Ruth passed in September 1979.  Ed married Joyce Smith-Stribling in July 1981.  He graduated from Moline High School in 1953. Ed received his Doctorate of Philosophy and Christian Counseling Psychology. He worked for several oil companies during his career. He was man of the year for Citgo in 1965. He retired from the oil business and began his church ministries in 1982. He became full time pastor of Eagle Summit Church in 1995. Ed retired after 15 years of serving his church community.     

He loved to travel, sing, and play his guitar.  He was a DJ for KALA at St. Ambrose University.  Ed was a volunteer Chaplin for Illini hospital for many years. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife Joyce Clemmons; daughters Larissa (Ralph) Taylor, of Silverdale, WA and Andrea (Sean) Riney; step-children Cheryl (Frank) Richardson of Ogdensburg, NY, Kelly (Douglas) Luzano and Brad (Joann) Stribling; grandchildren Rachel Taylor, Joe (Eilidh) Taylor, Nathan Riney, Cameron Riney, Zack Richardson, Tyler Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Hannah Richardson, Derek Luzano, Danielle Luzano, Madison (Matt) Wingate and Jacob Stribling; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded by his parents; wife Ruth May Atkins, and brother Rev Ward Clemmons.

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