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CHARLES ATHERTON CLOUGH 1933 - 2013
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January 08, 2014
Dear Mignon......It's been many years since I did your hair at Fairway Salon but I just heard of your husband's death and I wanted to send you my sympathy. My prayers are with you and your family.
January 04, 2014
Dr. John Clough, Mrs. Charles Clough & family:

Dr. Charles Clough operated on my mother in the 1980s when she was in her mid eighties. Dr. Clough was an exceptional surgeon who relieved my mother's pain and helped her quality of life for many years thereafter. She (and I) came to consider him a friend - always picturing him with his little black bag in hand. Quite a few years back, we sent him a carved sculpture of a doctor with a black bag that so reminded us of him - he could have posed for it. After he retired, my mother saw his son, Dr. John, for a few follow-up appointments. We could tell that his son would no doubt step in with his exceptional skills and bedside manner.

Your father/husband touched many lives. Praying that special moments with those he touched along with the special memories and moments you shared will help you through the time ahead.

Deborah Balducchi, Arlington, VA
Daughter of Alice Morris of Blue Springs, MO
January 01, 2014
John, Mignon, Charlotte, Carter, Jennifer, Thomas and family-
I've been thinking of "Doc" and all of you these past 10 days since I learned of his passing. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to make the service.
I'll miss his birthday emails to me and my boys. We printed them out to keep. He was a very thoughtful man and I think so highly of him and you all. We'll miss having him at the farm!
Love,
Mignon and the rest of the Lambley family
January 01, 2014
I held him in highest esteem throughout 25+ years as an SJH staff colleague. My wife, an SJH nurse on 5S neurosurg. floor in 80's and 90's, recalls that he was universally beloved by the nursing and support staff as well. We always talked birding; wish I'd gotten him out for some field trips. He will be long remembered.
Respectfully,
Mike Cooper, MD
December 31, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to the Clough family. I knew Dr. Clough when I worked at St. Luke's many years ago. I recall learning from him in surgery and he always had a smile on his face. It was also nice to see father and son working side by side. He will be missed!!!!
December 30, 2013
What a wonderful example to the medical profession. As CEO of St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City , it was an honor and a priviledge to have Dr. Charles Clough on the medical staff. He will be a great loss to the Kansas City Community.
December 30, 2013
Dear John and Cough family,

I was shocked and saddened to just learn of your dad's passing. It is dangerous to have hero's in life because they can disappoint...but your dad was one of my hero's...and he never disappointed me. I was privileged to have him as a teacher at KU and later privileged to have him as a colleague and friend at St. Joseph's hospital. His sense of humor and outlook on life mirrored mine, and I loved to be around him. He loved his patients, and loved caring for them. I feel fortunate to been able to refer my patients to his care. Yard Bird, you have big shoes to fill!

I was able to visit him during his recent hospitalization and his humor and wit were still present, and he greeted with his huge, familiar grin. We were able to reminisce about old times, and I'm so glad I got to see him before he left us. I regret I missed his services.

Everyone who knew him will miss him greatly, and I know none so much as his family members. He truly made the world a better place for all who knew him. Heaven will be a more humorous place with his arrival.

- Jed Ervin
December 29, 2013
Charlie will be greatly missed. He was an exceptional neurosurgeon. He was one of the best doctors I ever had. He never lacked personality or a wonderful bedside manner. he will be always a hero in my eyes!
December 28, 2013
Mignon, I learned today with sadness of the death of your
dear Charles. Please relay my sympathy also to the family.
I remember our many good times together when we were
still in Kansas City. Charlotte Kirchner
December 28, 2013
Mignon, I'm sorry to hear about Charles. I remember with joy the many year that we practiced surgery together at KUMC and then in private practice. He was a great neurosurgeon and a trusted colleague. Sincerely, Fernando R. Kirchner , MD
December 28, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Mignon and the family. I was one of Charlie's neurosurgery patients,and felt as if I had found a friend as well as a fabulous surgeon. He was easily one of the most intelligent persons I ever met, interested and knowledgeable about so many things. Al Basinger, Bartlesville,OK
December 28, 2013
My birthday card from you will be sorely missed this year! Save it for the time we meet in heaven!
Your favorite sister-in-law Sue
December 28, 2013
My birthday card from you will be sorely missed this year! Save it for the time we meet in Heaven!
Your sister in law Sue
December 28, 2013
Our hearts go out to you. We will have you in our prayers.
Max and Kay Deardorff
December 28, 2013
I worked for Dr Cough at the Broadway office. We loved his cooking and great smile and laugh.
December 28, 2013
I can still hear his voice when he called the office...."Hey kid, is John Arthur around?" He left a legacy that will be unmatched. I have never heard anyone speak an unkind word when Charlie Clough's name is mentioned. A man of integrity and character who cared for all of his patients selflessly. He truely cared for all his patients and employees. We loved him and will miss him. God welcomed him home saying, "Well done my good and faithful servant."

Bob and Vicki Casey
December 27, 2013
I worked with Dr. Clough in the early years at St. Joseph hospital. He was really special. He left behind a wonderful legacy and millions of memories through the lives he touched.
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
Lois Nolan
December 27, 2013
Dear Mignon,
Stephen Fisher and I loved coming to Sunday School ....and you and Charlie were two of the reasons. Both of you were so gracious, non judgmental, loving and fun! Stephen passed several years ago...so I am sure he has welcomed Charlie singing a song.
Love you and my prayers for strength and peace are with you,
Mary Feeley (Fisher)
December 27, 2013
It was an honor to work with him. We will all miss him greatly!
December 27, 2013
My condolences to the Clough family. I will always remember DR.Charlie Clough
I knew him since 1979 at Bethany Medical Center. I, can still remember him walking on the unit and say "hi gang" and set his black leather medical bag on my desk. He was the best neurosurgeon around. He will be greatly missed. I, have the opportunity to work with his son John who by the Grace of God inherited his hands and knowledge and if you close your eyes he sounds just like his dad.
God be with all of you
December 27, 2013
Charlie Clough was the best neurosurgeon I ever knew. All the patients I referred to him came back and thanked me and they all considered him their friend. He leaves a tremendous legacy. Our prayers and thoughts go to Mignon and the rest of the family. Larry Markel, M.D.
December 27, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss. The Hassinger's and the Hueser's
December 27, 2013
Our Prayers and best wishes go out to the entire Clough family

Don & Pat Morgan
December 27, 2013
Prayers to the family of Dr Charles Clough. Dr. Clough holds a special place in my heart as he does in so many others. Dr.Clough saved the lives of so many people one of which was my mother Lois Beechner. After 2 successful brain tumor surgeries he gave my mother several more years on this earth. She is now in the heavens above and am SURE she will be there with open arms to welcome this wonderful man into the kingdom of heaven. God bless you all.
December 27, 2013
So sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you and your entire family.
With deepest sympathy,
December 26, 2013
Mignon, It's been many years since we lived down Overhill from you all, but have so many fond memories of those years. My heart goes out to you and your children. We all send our love. Pat, Jim, Bob Bell and Lynn Bell Norton
December 26, 2013
I was an x-ray tech at St. Luke's and had the pleasure of working and interacting with Dr. Clough during my 20 years on the Plaza. He new me by name and was always friendly and respectful... to even the x-ray tech. What a wonderful human being. I am sorry for your loss
December 26, 2013
Prayers and thoughts to the entire Clough Family!
December 26, 2013
Mignon and family- you are in my thoughts of prayers. Charlie was an incredible person. Much love to you all. Barbara (Johnston) Cohen.
December 26, 2013
My condolences to the family of Dr. Charles Clough. He successfully performed 2 brain tumor surgeries on my mother through the years and for that we will always be greatful. Not only will he be fondly remembered by his family and friends but those whos lives he somehow touched.
December 26, 2013
Such a wonderful man and fine doctor. Charles was like a second Dad growing up and was so thankful he was the one to remove my brain tumor as an adult. You will be missed.
December 26, 2013
I have fond memories of this fine caring Dr. who saw my wife through 2 brain tumor surgeries and yes, just A mere visit with him could make us feel better.
December 26, 2013
I will always remember his sense of humor. He could find at least a little humor in anything! There are too many stories that come to mind to post here. Also, Dr. Clough will always be remembered as a caring physician.
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