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Webster United Methodist Church
Thursday January 15th, 2015

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Clayton Cussons

Clayton Cussons, 95 of Estelline and formerly of Webster died on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Estelline Nursing and Care Center. Memorial services will be at 4:00 P.M. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Webster, Rev. Lynn Lutz and Rev. Matt Pribyl will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date at Webster Cemetery. Friends may visit with family members at the funeral home on Wednesday 6-7 P.M. closing with a 7 P.M. prayer service. Clayton Jackson Cussons was born on Thursday, January 23, 1919, to Jackson and Myrle (Culberton) Cussons in Stewartville, Minnesota. The family moved to Webster when he was thirteen and graduated from Webster High School in 1939. Shortly after, moving to California where he was employed at Lockheed Aeronautics, returning to Webster and entering the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He was stationed stateside during World War II. While stationed at Ouachita Baptist College as a cadet, he met Opal B Crutchfield, marrying her on November 18, 1944 in Webster. Upon discharge from the military in 1946, the couple returned to Webster where Clayton joined his father in the operation of Cussons Feed & Seed. Clayton took over the family business upon his father’s death and operated it until his late 80’s. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Webster, and recently joined his daughter at Westside Wesleyan Church in Bristol. He was an active member of Webster Kiwanis Club, Yelduz Shrine Band, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and the American Legion. Most of all he loved people, welcoming them to our community and entertaining. He loved his family, playing piano, singing, and cooking. He brought great joy to those around him with his upbeat view of life. Clayton passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the Estelline Nursing Care Center in Estelline, South Dakota. He was 95 years, 11 months and 18 days old. He will be dearly missed. Survivors include one son, Jackson (Susan) Cussons of Excelsior, MN; three daughters, Carolyn Shultis of Webster, SD, Cathy (Rick) Martin of Irving, TX and Julie (Mike) Sarrett of Goodlettsville, TN; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Opal, and his sister, Ann.

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Jack and family, so sorry for your loss. Clayton was indeed "one of a kind" he was always a joy to visit with and had a smile for everyone. When i think of growing up in Webster and remember my friends parents he was one of the best. Thank you for sharing him with us. Bob

Bob Markve Jan 15 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Cussons family, I have known the Cussons family ever since I was a child growing up in Webster. My parents, Fenton and Eleanor Stewart, were such good friends of Clayton and Opal. We were their neighbors for years also. What memories I have of fun times with the family. I will always remember Clayton for his friendliness, his good sense of humor,his love of life/people, in general, and his strong faith. He will be missed by his family and friends, but may he rest in peace now. With heartfelt sympathy to his children and to his grandchildren/great grandchildren. Marion Stewart Robertson and Bill Robertson , Springfield, Virginia

Marion Robertson Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clayton Cussons

Marion Robertson Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM

I was a CNA at Jenkin's nursing home in Watertown, when I first met Clayton. He was so full of joy, smiles and kindness. His faith was ever present and I truly feel honored to have been given an opportunity to know him. So many wonderful memories..... I look forward to seeing him again one day to worship our Lord together! For now, I will sing with joy, because I know without doubt, Clayton is filled with praise as he sits before the thrown!!!!!

Karen Ohara Richmond Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM

To Clayton's family You have lots of good memories to help you realize that God is always right when the time is chosen for a member of a family to leave this earthly life and join our Father in his peaceful world. My thoughts are with you as you find comfort in a verse such as John3:16. Vera Parks and family

vera parks Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM

To the family, my sincere sympathies for your loss. My memories of Clayton go way back to when I was a kid going to buy rabbit pellets for my pet rabbit! Both Clayton and Caroline attended the same church I did on occasion. Having lost my dad three years ago, I know how hard it can be and how deeply we miss them! Blessings on you! Glendora (Holland) Estacion, Rapid City, SD

Glendora Estacion Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

Such a dear man with his dependably cheerful, happy disposition! He will be missed.

Allison Risseeuw Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

Condolences from the Russ & Evelyn Garry Family of Webster. ~Jennifer Garry Block

Jennifer Garry Block Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all in your time of mourning. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. What fond memories I have of Clayton and all the Cussons family growing up in Webster. He will be long remembered! Steve and Debbie Kading, Helotes, Tx

Steve Kading Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

Our prayers and love to all the family. So many wonderful memories with Clayton family! "See you in the morning Clayton" Julie Brekke long

Julie Brekke Long Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

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