Ausby L. "Shorty" Clements

Born: Wed., Aug. 27, 1919
Died: Sat., Nov. 8, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Ausby L. “Shorty” Clements, age 95, of Robinson, IL, died Saturday November 8, 2014 at 1:35 AM at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following a recent stroke.

Born August 27, 1919 in Porterville, IL, he was the son of Frank and Glenn (McCrory) Clements.  On April 21, 1946 he married Bette (Reinoehl) Clements and she survives.

Ausby was retired from Marathon Oil Company, Texas City Refinery, Maintenance planning.  He served in the U.S. Army WWII; was a past Commander and member of E.M. Coulter Post #69; member VFW #4549, Robinson, IL; B.P.O. Elks #1188, Robinson, IL; Loyal Order of the Moose #1369 and Eastern Illinois Sportsman Club.

Survivors include wife, Bette Clements, Robinson, IL; son, Jack Clements, Indianapolis, IN; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Mike Swaner, Robinson, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Geraldine McCrory, Robinson, IL; five grandchildren, Gwen and J.R. Goff, Robinson, IL; Stacie and Andy Fisher, Flat Rock, IL; Jon and Kim Swaner, Terre Haute, IN; Frank P. and Carey Clements, Robinson, IL; Matthew Swaner, Robinson, IL; nine great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Clarence Clements and sister Nina Beabout.

Funeral service will be Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Bro. Phil Young and Bro. Joe Griffith officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday November 11, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Interment with full military rites will follow in Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Elks Christmas Basket Fund, B.P.O. Elks #1188, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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David A. and Jeanine (Stitt)Taylor
   Posted Sat November 08, 2014
Dear Jon and family:

So sorry to hear about your grandfather. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

John and Gladys Woodard
   Posted Sat November 08, 2014
We loved Shorty and are broken hearted about his death. Our children thought of him as their uncle and are also grief stricken. We will remember you in our prayers. May God bless you and give you comfort. Love, John and Gladys

Jack Paylor
   Posted Sat November 08, 2014
Shorty was my Sergeant in the Army in WWII and we continued to be friends over the years, meeting up at annual military Reunions. He was a very special friend who will be missed.

Becky & Bob Paylor
   Posted Sat November 08, 2014
We got to know Shorty and his wife Bette thru the military reunions that we took my Dad Jack Paylor to each year. He was always uplifting and a true gentleman to be around. Our sympathies to the family, he will be missed.
Becky & Bob Paylor

S. Lee
   Posted Sat November 08, 2014
I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one and share the hope promised in the Bible.
God has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead. (Acts 17:31)
If your heart yearns to see a loved one again, study the Bible to make this resurrection hope your very own.

Bill and Carol Reinoehl
   Posted Sun November 09, 2014
Shorty was one of our favorite guys of all time. So many memories that Bill and my Dad - Roger Evans and our sons have of Shorty and all the many many camping trips through their younger year. Shorty always had some funny story of one of our boys as he would remember those special times.
What an honor to remember Shorty especially on this Veterans Day.
God Bless Everyone in your family.

Bob Dudley
   Posted Sun November 09, 2014
Sorry to hear about Shorty's passing. The Red Devils of the Society of the 5th Infantry Division will miss him at our reunions. I am sure he is reminiscing with his fellow 5th Division comrades that preceded him in this final adventure.

Bobby and Kirsten Moody
   Posted Sun November 09, 2014
We are saddened to hear of Shorty's passing. He was one of our most favored and well honored WWII Heroes from the Society of the Fifth Division. We enjoyed all the special times we got to spend with him and the many conversations we had with him. He always had a smile on his face that brightened your day.
Our condolences to Shorty's family, may God comfort you and Bless you with your memories of Shorty and encompass you with his loving arms during this time.
We will miss you Shorty-Another Soldier Gone Home.
Bobby and Kirsten Moody

Phil & Sandy Maniscalco 5th Infantry Division
   Posted Sun November 09, 2014
Dearest Bette, Leslie, Mike and the Clements Family,

Our hearts are broken today having learned of Shorty's passing. Shorty was a giant among giants of the World War II generation. We shall miss his presence at our annual military gathering. Our prayers are for Bette and all members of the Clements Family. Peace and Love to you All.
Phil and Sandy

JJ and Karen Jackson and Family
   Posted Sun November 09, 2014
We were saddened to hear the news about Shorty Clements. I always will remember the Branson Reunion when Shorty and my son took part in the Ceremony of the Rose Presentation, Shorty carried out his duties honoring his fallen brothers in a way that made us so proud to have known such a great soldier and man. We offer our condolences to the Shorty Clements family. May this old soldier rest in peace.

Buck and Mary Kean
   Posted Mon November 10, 2014
Mary and I returned today to hear the sad news about Shorty. He has been a good friend and we always looked forward to seeing him at the reunions. Our condolences to the family and we are sad to see him go.


Brian Evans
   Posted Mon November 10, 2014
Sorry to hear of Shorty's passing. Will always remember when dad and I went on those camping trips. What wonderful times. My condolences to Betty and family.

Rhonda Kirkham
   Posted Wed November 12, 2014
Leslie & family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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