Clyde Ham

Peoria Journal 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 1984.

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 eight years.

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 community building.

Stark County Home

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