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Ilene Arnold Clawson

Ilene Arnold Clawson, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was born April 22, 1935 in Mountain City to the late Raymond and Myrtle Snyder Arnold.
Ilene was a graduate of Johnson County High School. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She retired from IRC in Boone, N.C., and also worked at the Forrest Service in Unicoi.
Ilene was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. She loved to garden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Archie Clawson; a son, Charles; a daughter, Joan; a sister, Shelby; a brother, Bob; and a granddaughter, Rachel.
Survivors include her son, Michael (Sherry) Clawson; a daughter-in-law, Kathie Clawson; a brother, Jake Arnold; a sister, Marcella Dent; her grandchildren, Jennifer Lund, Cheyenne Rincones, Rebecca Rincones, Savanna Rincones, Shane Clawson and Seth Clawson; and several great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held Wednesday, January 6, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. David Siebenaler, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be Shane Clawson, Seth Clawson, David Lund, Mat Wagner, Eddie Clawson and Jason Clawson. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders, Deacons and her church family at Valley Forge Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Ilene to the Valley Forge Christian Church or the Hampton Christian Church. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Clawson family.