Terry Clinton Clinesmith

ROLLA - Terry Clinton Clinesmith, age 85, died after a battle with cancer, on Sept. 25, 2020, in Walnut Creek, CA. Terry was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Rolla, KS. After attending high school in Rolla, Terry joined the US Navy and was trained as a communication technician in the cryptographic code section.


Terry spent the majority of his life in the communication field with Pacific Telephone. After retiring, he became interested in family genealogy and donated his many years of research to the Morton County Historical Society in Elkhart, KS.


He is survived by two brothers, Troy of Coral Gables, FL, and Larry of Blue Diamond, NV. Terry joined his father, Fredrick Clinton; mother, Mary Helen; and baby sister, Dorothy in the family plot at Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, KS, on Oct. 20, 2020.


Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.