Star, May 8, 2000
Submitted by Barb Miroslaw
Clyde Ham, Former Toulon Mayor, Dies
TOULON - Clyde C. Ham, 81, of Toulon died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000,
at his residence.
Born March 24, 1919, in Toulon to Oscar Clayborn and Winifred Lightle Ham, he
married Dorothy Elliott on June 20, 1948, in Cropsey. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Carl of Pontiac; three grandsons; one
great-grandson; and four nephews and one niece.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
He worked for Triple T (Axel Madison) Cheese Co. from 1936 to 1942; Kraft
Foods Inc. in Toulon from 1946 to 1968; Collins Implement Co. in Toulon from
1968 to 1973; and Phillips Service Station in LaFayette and Toulon, retiring in
He was a World War II veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946 in the Army Signal
Corps (674th S.A.W.), 13th Air Force in the South Pacific (Solomon Islands and
Espirito Santos Islands). He was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 416 in
Toulon and the Toulon Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a charter member of Tri-County Municipal League for Stark, Marshall
and Bureau counties and the North Central Council from 1953 to 1985, where he
was elected mayor for 16 years; the Toulon Volunteer Fire Department for 32
years, serving as president and assistant fire chief for many years. He also
served on the Toulon High School Board from 1953 to 1971 and was president for
He was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home, Toulon. The
Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Toulon
Stark County Home
Any contributions, corrections, or suggestions would be deeply
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