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CHARLES ATHERTON CLOUGH Obituary
Charles Atherton Clough of Prairie Village, Kansas passed away peace- fully at home with family on Dec 20, 2013 at the age of 80 years. He was born May 16, 1933 to the parents of Arthur Lyman and Sarah Jo Clough. Charles attended High School in Norman Oklahoma and completed college studies at the Univ. of Okla- homa receiving Phi Beta Kappa hon- ors. He attained a Doctor of Medi- cine degree at the Univ. of Oklahoma Medical School and com- pleted a general surgical internship in Tulsa, OK. In 1963, he was ac- cepted as a resident in the neuro- surgery department at the Univer- sity of Kansas Medical Center. He joined the KU Medical Center faculty because of his passion in teaching the complexities of neurological medicine. Charles joined private practice in 1973 specializing in neu- rosurgery, practicing for over 30 years at numerous KC hospitals in- cluding St Josephs and St Lukes. Charles loved medicine and cared deeply for his patients. Charles was actively involved with both his profession and community, serving as President of the Rocky Mountain Neurological Society, Sun- day School teacher and Alpha Course dinner coordinator at Coun- try Club Christian Church and City Councilman of Countryside, KS. He was known to be a man of diverse interests and talents including Bird- watching and Ornithology, Garden- ing, designer of stained glass win- dows, vases and Tiffany-style lamps, Classical music, farm recreation and Gourmet Chef for more Kansas City events than we can count! Charles was a caring and compas- sionate caregiver, husband and fa- ther, providing inspiration to all that knew him. He had a remarkable gift in making those around him feel happy, hopeful and most of all loved. He was renowned for his culinary skills, passion to entertain, sense of humor and his love of life. Charles is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mignon Clough. He is also survived by his 5 children Carter Clough, John Clough, Charlotte Smith, Jennifer Jackson and Thomas Clough; his 2 sisters Jo Barton and Carol Saylor and 9 wonderful grand- children. Services will be held at Country Club Christian Church on Dec 28th, 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to benefit Neurosurgery resi- dent research and education through KU Endowment, 3901 Rain- bow Blvd, Mailstop 3012, Kansas City, KS 66160 (913-588-5279, www.kuendowment.org/give) or to benefit the care and rescue of homeless companion animals through Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd, KC, MO 64137 (816-761- 8151, www.waysidewaifs.org/Donate_new of Kansas City. Please indicate that donations are for the Charles Clough Memorial. Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri, www.kccremation.com
Published in Kansas City Star from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2013
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