Lola Rosella Clift

Dates

April 26, 1916 - October 17, 2013

Obituary

 

Lola Rosella Clift was born April 26, 1916, at the family homestead in Chester, MT, to Fred and Florence (Mack) Long. Due to her mother’s sudden death the family moved back to Chamberlain, SD, where she was raised with the help of her grandparents until her father was re-married to Florence McGee. Lola attended school in Chamberlain and Kimball and graduated from Winner High School prior to coming to Mitchell for the rest of her life. She married Wesley Kinyon and had two children, Daniel Kinyon and Shirley Kinyon Lohnes. Later she married Claude Clift adding two daughters, Muriel Clift Small and Claudette Clift Green.

Lola’s employment was with the Widman and Robert’s Cafés, manager of Chef Louie’s Restaurant, and the office staff of Geyerman’s Clothing. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church, United Commercial Travelers, and the Auxiliaries of the DAV, American Legion, VFW, Methodist Hospital and Elks. She did volunteer work at the Dakota Discovery Museum, the Mitchell Public Schools, was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader and played the piano for the UTC.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Lohnes of Mitchell, one brother, Tom Long of Centennial, CO, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and four siblings: James Long, Alfred Long, Mary (Long) Sawyer and Dorothea Long, her husband, Claude Clift, two daughters, Claudette Clift Green, Muriel Clift Small, one grandson, Ron Biegert and her son, Daniel James Kinyon.

 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Monday, October 21, 2013
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Monday, October 21, 2013
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


entry posted by Virginia Geronimo (Donnelly) on 05-14-2014
Shirley I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. Here is my phone number if you ever want to talk!
703-631-1313
entry posted by Mary Beth Boots on 10-29-2013
Shirley I am so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.
entry posted by Ellen Martin on 10-24-2013
So very sorry for your loss! I will miss your mom's sparkling eyes and witty remarks when I visit grandma ( Alice Martin)
entry posted by Ruth Sheldon Helgeson on 10-22-2013
Shirley, The death of a parent is very devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
entry posted by D &Francis Young on 10-22-2013
Shirley, We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I know this is a hard time for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourshelf. DeEtta & F. L.
entry posted by Jason Wenzel on 10-21-2013
Sorry to hear about your loss.
entry posted by Jason Wenzel on 10-20-2013
Sorry to hear about your loss.
entry posted by Pierce & Ruth Brane on 10-19-2013
Shirley, Sorry to hear about Lola. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Pierce & Ruth
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