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Henry Clouse, Jr.Passing: November 16, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 20th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, November 20th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, November 20th

MITCHELL – Henry Clouse, Jr., 92, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington.

Born August 27, 1929, in Mitchell, he was the son of Henry Sr. and Nora B. (Wood) Clouse. He married Adrienne Wilson July 26, 1951, and she preceded him in death November 3, 2020.

Henry retired from General Motors with 42 years of service and was a member of UAW Local No. 440.  He graduated in 1949 from Mitchell High School and was the recipient of the Oral Dalton Award. Henry enjoyed woodworking, fishing, golfing, and previously loved playing sports.  He was a member of the First Church of God.

Henry was a U. S. Army veteran.

Surviving:      children, Stephen Lee (Marsha) Clouse of Phoenix, Arizona

                                      Timothy Lane (Keetah) Clouse of Mitchell

                                      Chrislyn Ann Clouse of Bloomington

              grandchildren, Cole Clouse of South Korea

                                      Matt (Maria) McNair of Missouri

  great-granddaughters, Samantha McNair and Katelyn McNair

His parents; wife;  and siblings, Thelma Gerkin, Jesse Clouse, Ruth Clouse, Maxine Clouse,   Elsie Mesarosh, Lowell Clouse, Edwinna Jones, Robert Clouse, and twins, Mildred Bauerle and Mearle McCoy; and half-brother, Paul Wood, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: First Church of God

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: James and Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 24, 2021
    To: Chris, Tim and Steve and families: we have many good memories of your Mother and Father and the Clouse family in our church. We are very sorry for your loss and offer our condolences to all members of your family.
  2. Guest: Patrice Buher | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 21, 2021
    Chris and family..... What a wonderful picture of your Mom and Dad! Thoughts and prayers surrounding all of you...
  3. Guest: Cathy Jones | Pittsboro, IN
    Date: November 20, 2021
    Just last weekend we were talking about him and our parents. So very sorry for your loss Tom & Keetah. Iam keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.
  4. Guest: Donna K Van Hoosier | BLOOMFIELD
    Date: November 19, 2021
    I may of only of known Mr. Henry for a short time but in that short time he shared a life time of memories. I told Mr. Henry that he was a Good Man and he said "how do you know I'm a good man?". By the stories he would tell and the way he spoke of his family. He loved his family so much that his face would just light up when Chris and Tim would show up to see him. Mr. Henry had a kind and gentle soul, love God and he wasn't afraid to tell you about his love for God. I cared for Mr. Henry at Stonecroft for his short stay there and I am honored to say that Henry has left memories that I can share with others. I was so excited to read his life story and to read that he lived in Marion Indiana for a short spell, you see I was born and raised in Marion but my dad is from Eckerty Indiana not to far from Mitchell. So Mr.Henry and I would talk about things he could remember in Marion, thats one way we could connect. A few times Mr Henry said grace for the meals and his prayers were heart felt and genuine. Mr. Henry I know when you took you last breath here on earth God welcomed you into his arms as said "well.done good and Faithful servant, you come now and rest" I will always remember Mr. Henry, his smile, the love that he had for God, for his wife and family. To the Clouse you are in my thoughts and prayers and thank you again for allowing me to care for your father.
  5. Guest: Sheryl Fields Walton | Mitchell
    Date: November 19, 2021
    So sorry for your loss Tim and Keetah and family. I didn't know Henry personally but he had some great children that I knew from MHS days. Prayers for your family.
  6. Guest: Charlotte Lesnet | Liberty Missouri
    Date: November 19, 2021
    Will be keeping all of you in my prayers during this time of celebration of life. So sorry for your loss. 💔🙏🙏💖
  7. Guest: Donna Gerkin Kendall | Mitchell
    Date: November 19, 2021
    I am so sorry for your loss. Henry was a special man and so was Adrienne. This picture reflects them so beautifully. Love and comfort to you and your families.
  8. Guest: Linda gass | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 19, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss, we love you! Linda and John
  9. Guest: Doug Carter | Bedford
    Date: November 19, 2021
    Loved working with this guy in the Tool Room. Always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. My favorite: What’s a 42 Henway? Answer: a little more than a rooster. Sorry for your loss of a very special guy.
  10. Guest: Cindy barnhill | Phoenix, arizona
    Date: November 18, 2021
    I only met him twice but I know he raised a wonderful son who loved him. I know he was an awesome woodworker. I remember a quote I heard from him which I never forget…”you’re never lost until you run out of gas”