Mothershead nee Doud, Clara "Louise"

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday and 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO


Clara Louise Mothershead, known to most as Louise, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO on May 10, 2011 have reached the age of one hundred years, eleven months and four days. Louise was born in Sullivan, MO on June 6, 1910, daughter of Fred Doud and Mayme Doud nee Charboneau. On June 22, 1929, she was united in marriage to Elbert Clarence Mothershead and two children came to bless this union.

Louise is survived by one son, Warren Mothershead of St. Clair; by one daughter, Jean Mothershead of St. Clair; by four grandchildren, Connie Johnston of St. Clair, Lori Junge and husband, Russell, of St. Clair, Lisa Hays of Crocker, MO and Tracy Hall and companion, Sean Hartry, of Union, MO; by ten great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mayme Doud; by her husband, Elbert Mothershead; by her daughter-in-law, Joyce Mothershead; and by one sister, Marie Maness.

Louise was a Christian and life long member of the First Baptist Church in St. Clair. During her working years she had been employed for many years at International Shoe Company in St. Clair. After the shoe factory closed, Louise did sewing and alterations for Hoff’s Cleaners and Lee’s Clothing Store, both in St. Clair, as well as for many other St. Clair residents. Louise loved to work in her yard and garden, raising beautiful flowers and lots of produce. Canning was another favorite pastime. Above all else, she loved her family and always strived to be the best grandma she could possibly be. Another of her pastimes was to tell stories and relate family history to her family.

A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, aunt, great, great-great and great-great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Dr. Phil Turner officiating. Interment as in Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO.