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I remember him from years pass. He was very much loved by his family and friends. He was a great man just like my Uncle Dewey. Connie Winkler Matry
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Clarence Darwin Acord, 92, of Warren County, Indiana, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at IU Medical Center. He was born on August 26, 1929, in Georgetown, Illinois, to Andrew and Arzella (Watts) Acord. On February 15, 1948, in Vermilion Grove, IL, he married Lorene Mae (Winnie) Acord, and together they raised their four children: Sheryl Acord Newkirk, Sandra Acord Frasch, Darwin Acord, and Lisa Acord Baker.
Clarence had a great sense of humor and could tell joke after joke without missing a beat. He loved camping and fishing and spent many weekends with family and friends at the campground. He was a beloved Grandpa and enjoyed playing the guitar, harmonica and piano, making up rhyming songs for the kids.
He worked at Clarks Hills School, Gilliam U-Haul, and Fauber Construction, retiring from Wabash Valley Hospital as Director of Grounds and Housekeeping in 1991 after 16 years of service.
Clarence married Phyllis Darding on August 31, 1996, at his home in Warren County where they have lived for the past 25 years. Both attended Attica Christian Church.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Sheryl Newkirk, Sandy Frasch (Bill), Darwin Acord (Lori), and Lisa Baker (Sam); grandchildren, Brian Fultz, Mandy Carney (Craig), Darcey Weston (Bill), Brock Frasch (Tiffany), Zach Acord, Jelan El-Abiad, Brianna Thomas, and Sara Thomas; 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Three step-children, Pat Armstrong, JR Darding (Tina), and Debbi Brown (Rocky); step-grandchildren, Heather Rich (Steve) and Jessica Beedle, and 4 step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Shirley Felgenhauer (Bill) and Etha Attan. Clarence was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 7 brothers, and 5 sisters.
A private family graveside memorial will be held at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Clarence’s name to IU Hospice or Attica Christian Church.
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