Clare E. Boughton
Clare E. Boughton died suddenly at his winter home in Dunnellon, FL on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the age of 74. He was born June 3, 1942 in Lansing, MI the son of Clare O. and Thelma A. (Dassance) Boughton. Clare attended First Baptist Church in St. Johns, enjoyed traveling, camping and woodworking. He coached girls fast pitch softball for several years, was an avid sports fan and loved fishing. He was an agricultural products salesman for most of his working career. On January 26, 1961 he married Diane Smith and she survives him.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lori Fonger of Kalamazoo and Tammy Hite of DeWitt; six grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Rachael, Benjamin, Jason and Olivia; one great granddaughter, Kira; two sisters, Donna (Marvin) O’Dell of St. Johns and Dolores Boughton of Holt. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister LaVonne.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, March 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church 512 S. US 27 St. Johns with Pastor Tim Knaus officiating. Interment will take place 2:30 PM at Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive relatives and friends 4:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday, March 26 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns and one hour prior the funeral at the church. Memorials may be made to Capital Area Humane Society 7095 W. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI 48906.