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Artis June Fields, 84, of Liberty, and formerly of Richmond, died at 9:22 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2008, at Liberty Hospital.
Mrs. Fields was born June 28, 1923 in Tinney Grove in northern Ray County, the daughter of Jessie Oscar and Virgie Katherine (Ritchie) Clevenger. She married Edward Franklin Fields of Richmond on Sept. 20, 1940; he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1999.
Mrs. Fields had worked at Remington Arms. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond. She had lived in Richmond most of her life.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny F. Fields and his wife, Sharon, of Ripley, Ohio, and John M. Fields and his wife, Donna S., of Liberty; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Margie K. Claypole and her husband, Ernest, of Liberty, Marilyn S. Keller and her husband, Donald L., of Independence, and Catherine A. Fields of Liberty; nine grandchildren, Michelle K. Claypole, Gretchen K. Holderness, Joshua S. Keller, Jennifer Bajkowski, Gregory Alan Fields, Danna Lynn LaPee, Stacy A. Ellis, Jason S. Ellis and Monty L. Bowman; and fourteen great-grandchildren, Ashley Jo Claypole, Ashton T. Holderness, Olivia L. Holderness, Ella K. Holderness, Nicholas L. Keller, Isabella A. Keller, Hunter Alan Bajkowski, Katara Kayri Fields, Shawn Paul Fields, Sierra Lynn Ellis, Haley June Ellis, Austin Lee Bowman, Adian L. Bowman, and Jon LaPee.
In addition to her parents and husband, four brothers, Johnnie Clevenger, Leonard Clevenger, Charles Clevenger and Wally Clevenger, and four sisters, Norma Pointer, Betty Davis, Mabel Cunningham, and Dorothy Alvin, preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 16, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 17, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens in Richmond.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.