A funeral service for Clarice will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the First Christian Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, February 27, at the church. Memorials to the First Christian Church can be left at the church on the day of the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.
Clarice, the daughter of Robert and Zelpha (Russell) McWhirter, was born April 15, 1923, in Prairie City, Iowa. She graduated from Newton High School in 1940. She was united in marriage with David S. Trotter on February 9, 1941, in Princeton, MO. Clarice worked in metal preparation for Thombert, Inc. for 19 years. She was an active member of the First Christian Church, where she had served as a deaconess, had been a member of the Opal Circle, and was a member of a quilting group. Clarice was also a member of UAW Local 997. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and made lots of jellies and jams to pass out to family members. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and embroidery, and was known for her dish towels. She and Dave ran her family’s resort in Waterville, MN for 5 summers. They also enjoyed spending time with their family at their cabin at Rock Creek.
Clarice is survived by her children: Saundra (Richard) Funk of Milford, Doug (Anita) Trotter of Newton, and Rick Trotter of Kellogg; her foster son, Bob McKeever of Newton; her grandchildren: Gary Funk, Eric (Chrisann) Funk, Scott Funk (Molly Sikora), Joe (Carrie) Funk, Ryan (Jodi) Funk, Rob Trotter, Lisa Trotter-Kruse, Chasity Trotter (Earl Knox), Brittany Trotter, Cody Trotter, and Jenifer McKeever; 17 great-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 special nieces, Joyce Conley and Staci Parisi; and many other nieces and nephews.
Clarice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dave; son, David Michael Trotter; great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Anne Knox; and siblings: Robert McWhirter, Ruth Nass, Helen Rexroat, and Alice Trotter.
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