Obituary of Clara Belle Pamplin Adams
Clara Belle Pamplin Adams was born November 11, 1927, in Wamego, Kansas to John Henry Cary and Helen Irene Edwards Cary. She passed away September 20, 2019, in Mount Vernon, Texas.
She survives her siblings: Wayne, John, Barbara, Betty and Ruth.
Clara met Alfred Austin 'Pat' Pamplin (Hamburg, Arkansas), while he was stationed at Riley Air Force Base, Manhattan, Kansas. They married in 1941 and had three children: Larry, Edward and Sharon Irene (Cohen). Pat and Clara celebrated over fifty years of marriage.
Clara and her first child, Larry, moved with her parents to Washington State during the war where she was one of many women invested as a Rosie the Riveter building ships. She learned to arc weld and even in her senior years felt she could weld a fine bead with the best of them. After the War, Pat re-enlisted and fought in the Korean Conflict while Clara lived with her folks and studied to be a nurse. She worked clinics for Doctors Huffman and Price in Dallas before she and Pat opened a nursing home on Lipscomb Street in Fort Worth. They operated a second nursing home in the old Hilton Hotel in Cisco, Texas. She resided and enjoyed spending her last years at Mission Manor/Willow Creek, often offering advice on nursing care.
Their son Larry had three daughters, two survive: Stephanie Pamplin (Arkansas), Brandi Parker (Alabama) and her sons Gregory and Jonathan. Ed and Jean Pamplin (Mount Vernon) have four children: Jason, Anissa, Justin and Jeremy. Three survive: Anissa Grounds (Guthrie, Oklahoma) her sons Samuel and Jacob; Justin and Jamie Pamplin (Mount Vernon) and children Keith, Jordan and Emily Clark; Jeremy Pamplin (Lindale, Texas); Sharon Irene Cohen, has two children, Julia Christine Cohen Thomas, and husband Al, their daughter’s Morgann and Astrid (Portales, New Mexico), and son Austin Cohen, daughter Star, (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
Following Pat's death, Clara married Lester Truman Adams (deceased).
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Gleaners Sunday School Class, First Baptist, Mount Vernon.
Graveside service, Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 2:00p.m. at Providence Cemetery.
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