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Clifford C. Chrisman

Clifford C. Chrisman, age 83, of Havana, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 7 a.m. in Daniel Drake Center for Post Acute Care, Cincinnati, OH. Clifford was born on September 25, 1934 in Almena, KS, a son to Cleon Clifford and Wilma (DeHutt) Chrisman. Clifford retired as a Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force having served for 22 years. In 1956, he married Alma Rita Freeman in Peoria, and she preceded him in death on December 24, 1991. After retiring from the Air Force in Newark, OH., Cilfford taught algebra at Ohio State University. He then workd in Kuwait for three years before working as a project manager at Lockheed Martin retiring to Havana in 2002. Survivors include two sons; Phil (Kathleen) Chrisman of Kalamazoo. MI and Steven (Becky) Chrisman of Hamilton, OH; two daughters, Carla Huskey of Columbus, OH and Tracey (Drew) Burns of Hamilton, OH; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Chrisman and Rob Chrisman both of Peoria; and one sister, Jean (Richard) Huber of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Alma Reta. Funeral services will be held at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville on Saturday, December 2 at 12 p.m. with Brother Rob Mathis officiating. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL. Military rites will be performed by Presswood-Daffron American Legion Post #2504. Friends may call at Pyatt Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center. For more information or to sign an online guest register please visit

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