Clement C. “Clem” Filarski, age 86, of Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Joplin Gardens, following an illness.
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Clem was born on April 5, 1932 in Sarcoxie, Mo., the son of the late Barney and Genevieve (Shrader) Filarski. He has been a lifetime area resident. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Elizabeth Bischoff on January 14, 1956 in Joplin, together they raised three children. He was a Catholic. He worked as a boom truck operator for Leggett & Platt.
Clem was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Filarski in October 2014; one son David Filarski in June 2016; nine brothers, John, Fred, Tony, Tom, Raymond, Ed, Joe, Bill and Frank; and three sisters, Julia Hill, Helen McQuitty, and Rose Hill.
He is survived by one son, Rick Filarski and wife Jackie, Joplin; one daughter, Clara Williams, Villa Rica, Ga.; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Reverend Jarel Burnside will officiate. Burial will be in Diamond Cemetery, Diamond, Mo.
The family will receive friends 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Mason-Woodard Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.