Clarice T. Kohen (Twenter) of Clayton, MO passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the age of 78.
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Clarice was born on October 28, 1937 in Pilot Grove, MO, the daughter of Cecilia Immele Twenter and Robert T. Twenter.
Clarice touched many lives in Jefferson City through her 25-year career as a business education teacher at Jefferson City High School. She was also faculty director of the student club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). After retiring from teaching she served as Legislative Assistant to State Representative Emmy McClelland (R-Webster Groves) from 1992-2000.
Clarice received her BS in Education and her MS in Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Clarice had a passion for teaching financial literacy and developed her own curriculum including units on banking, employment, business law, taxes, insurance, retirement, investing and end of life planning. She enhanced her teaching by inviting local business professionals to instruct her students in their area of expertise. Clarice's passion for business education stemmed from her knowledge that the tools that she provided her students would serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Clarice was an extremely talented designer and seamstress. She created the most stunning dresses for family and friends for the most memorable events of their lives-homecomings, proms and weddings. She was also an expert at hanging wallpaper and did so for anyone who would ask. Clarice was very dedicated to her family and friends and was always there for them regardless of their circumstances. She gave generously of her time, energy and resources to support the people she loved.
Clarice volunteered at the USO of Missouri (United Services Organization), the
St. Louis Zoo and the Vitae Foundation. She was a long-time member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City as well as Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in University City, MO.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Gieseking and her husband, Matt, of Clayton, MO and her son, Robert Bruce Kohen of Winter Haven, FL; grandsons Robert Kristopher Kohen of St. Louis, MO and Cole Louis Gieseking of University of Richmond, VA; brother, John Delano (J.D.) Twenter and his wife Gretchen. Also surviving Clarice is her much beloved and constant companion, Louie (her dog).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Louis Kohen, her parents and her brothers, Robert Floyd Twenter and Curtis Joseph Twenter, PhD.
Visitation (10:00 to 11:00 a. m.) and Memorial Service (11:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon) will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Freeman Mortuary, 915 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the USO of Missouri, which serves military service members-10701 Lambert International Blvd., P. O. Box 10367, St. Louis, MO 63145-0367 or Aim High St. Louis, an academic and personal enrichment program for middle school students from challenging circumstances-755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124.
915 Madison Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Published in Boonville Daily News from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2016