Ted Russell Clendenin

May 23rd, 1953 - Sep 25th, 2021


Marion Elks Lodge #800

Sun, Oct. 10th, 2021 11 am

Ted Russell Clendenin

Ted Russell Clendenin, age 68, of Marion, passed away peacefully at 3:36pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at his home in Marion.

Ted was born on May 23, 1953, the son of Theodore and Lucinda K. (Groves) Clendenin. He had worked as a tree trimmer for CIPS and as a car salesman.

Ted was a member of the Marion Elks Lodge #800 for more than 44 years, where he proudly held offices for the Lodge, district and state. He also served as the Elk’s past district deputy to the Grand Exalted Ruler. Ted was very passionate about his involvement with the Elks. Ted was also a member of the Marion American Legion and VFW Posts.

Ted is survived by his companion- Rebecca Bourland of Marion

Son and daughter-in-law- Craig and Holly Sonnenburg of Melborne, Florida

Loving PawPaw to Aubrey and Austin

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11 am at the Marion Elks Lodge #800.  

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Elk’s National Foundation.

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Angelyn R Messick

    From: Hurst, Illinois

    Date: September 26, 2021

    Ted you were a wonderful father figure to Chloe &Jaxson when you didn’t have to be .You will be truly missed prayers for your family RIP friend

  • Guest: Johnny and Linda Hamel

    From: Munster, Indiana

    Date: October 1, 2021

    Our condolences to the family with the loss of Ted.