On Friday , July ,22, 2016, Clegg Merlyn Betz was ushered into the presence of his
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Whom he loved and faithfully served.
Clegg was born May 6, 1921, in Upland ,California to John Arthur Betz and Gladys
Thorogood Betz. He had one sister, Marion Betz Standica. Clegg went to Upland Elementary
School and Chaffey High School. He joined the boy scouts when he was 12 and he became
an Eagle Scout . He graduated from Chaffey High School in May of 1940 and attended
Chaffey Junior College before moving to Ladora , Iowa to become a farmer.
Clegg met LauraBelle Bahr while working on his Uncle’s farm in Ladora, Iowa. They
married October 10, 1942, and shared just 2 ½ months short of 74 years together as
husband and wife . They worked side by side on the farm , worshiped side by side
at the church , and lived side by side as two who truly loved one another. Clegg
and LauraBelle had three children; Arthur , Harlan, and Charma.
Clegg was a deacon at the Fundamental Gospel Church. A 4-H Leader, a board member
of the Christian Farmers Organization, a board member at East Iowa Bible Camp. After
50 years of being an Iowa farmer , and several years working as a machinist for Kinze
manufacturing , Clegg retired to Houston County Lake in Grapeland,Texas for the past
Clegg is survived by his loving wife, LauraBelle ,His son Authur(Jeanette), his son
Harlan(Sharon), his daughter Charma (Tom Rodgers);7 grandchildren: Lynette, Wendy,
John, Joshua, Sarah, Chandra, and Charissa;and 20 great grandchildren.
Clegg left a remarkable legacy of a life well lived. He was a man who loved faring
and manifested a strong work ethic . Because of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
and God’s grace in his life, Clegg was man of integrity who was faithful to his
Lord, his wife, and his family.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday at the First Baptist Church,
Grapeland. If you desire to give a gift in his honor , due to his commitment to Christian
camping and its impact on his family, memorials may be given to either Frontier Camp,
131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland, Texas 75844 or to East Iowa Bible Camp, 1433 F52
Trail , Deep River, Iowa 52222.
Bailey and Foster Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Funeral services for Robert Powell will be held Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM
in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Internment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial
Park. Family will receive friends from 11-2 ,Friday prior to service.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Funeral services for Timothy Schlotter is pending
Emanuel-Crockett Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.