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Clarice A. Cummins

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

HAYWARD, Wis. – Clarice A. Cummins, 93, of Hayward, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Golden Living-Valley of Hayward Nursing Home.

Clarice Adair Stafford was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Eau Claire, Wis., the daughter of Stanford and Lucille Stafford. She moved with her family to Dixon, where she attended high school. Shortly after graduation, she was joined in marriage to Victor Bally. Clarice enjoyed writing poems, and had several of her writings published in magazines. One of her poems also was made into a play. Besides writing, she enjoyed painting, making dolls and studying genealogy. In the early 1950s, Clarice was joined in marriage to Wendell Harris. Clarice and Wendell were married for 24 years before his passing in 1992. On Nov. 6, 1993, Clarice was married to Harold Cummins in Trego, Wis.

Clarice is survived by her three children, Lynne Schriner of Hayward, Wis., Carol Bond of Aurora, and Wendell Harris Jr. of Toluca; one stepson, Donald Cummins of Indiana; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands; two sisters, June Mangan and Juanita Lybarger; one brother, Edward Stafford; and one grandson.

The funeral was Jan. 4 at at First Lutheran Church in Hayward, Wis. Interment was at Earl Cemetery in Springbrook, Wis. Casketbearers were Ryan Schriner, Ray Austin, Wendell “Kip” Harris, Carl Howardson, and Rich Gary.

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