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Clarence RISNER


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RISNER, Clarence Of Bellbrook, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the age of 83. Clarence was born to Pearl and Shirley (Cornett) Risner-Mullins on January 5, 1933 in Elie, Kentucky. After serving in the United States Navy on the USS Lake Champlain CV-39, he dedicated his life to education, working in the Sugarcreek School System for 30 years as a Chemistry and Biology teacher. He also served as Principal for 4 years but missed the classroom so he returned to teaching chemistry. He loved being a teacher and loved his students and co-workers dearly. Clarence also loved golfing, talking knives, fishing in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, roaming the hills of Kentucky, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Clarence was very involved in the community. He was on the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School Board for 20 years, was a Past Master Mason for Lodge #163 in Waynesville, served on the Greene County Career Center Board, was a Past President for the National Knife Collectors Association, owner of C. Risner Cutlery (retail knife sales), and a member of the Shriners. He inspired a lot of people and will truly be missed. He is preceded in death by his parents and his former wife, Joyce Risner, 2 brothers, Larry Mullins, and Roger Mullins, and a sister, Hilda Jenkins. He is survived by his daughter Pamela Jackson (Gary) of Bellbrook, grandson Austin Jackson, wife of 10 years, Betty Risner and her children Debbie Leach (Herm) of Franklin, and Tom Simonton of Florida, sister Beulah Armstrong (Frank) of West Carrollton, brother Phil Mullins (Emma) of Oklahoma, and brother Marion Mullins (Darlene) of Riverside. Friends, family, former students, knife collectors, and all who knew him are invited to gather for a life celebration visitation on Monday, June 13, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Conner and Koch Life Celebration Home, 92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook. His life celebration service will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11 am at Conner and Koch Life Celebration Home with Matthew Allen and Bryan Forbes officiating. Burial will be at Bellbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to -Cincinnati, 3229 Burnett Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229. You can order flowers, upload pictures or write condolences to the family at www.ConnerAndKoch.com by clicking on his name
Published in Dayton Daily News on June 12, 2016
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