COLUMBIANA — Clarence Emerson Mansfield, 87, passed away December 2, 2018.
He was born on December 14, 1930, to Elsworth and Cora (Shinkle) Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Pauline (Mansfield) Hurst, son Norman, grandsons J.D. Mansfield and Robert “Kyle” Mansfield.
He was ordained into ministry on August 29, 1951 and graduated from Kentucky Christian University in 1952. He ministered for 9 years in Kentucky and for 5 years in Illinois before beginning his ministry at First Christian Church in Columbiana, Ohio, where he served as senior pastor for 32 years. He was chairman of the Board of Trustees and later vice-president of HASTEN, International, a medical mission with partners in Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic, India and Zimbabwe. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Priscilla (Pat) Mansfield, son Larry (Denise) Mansfield of Newark OH, daughter Kathy Durham of Austintown OH, daughter-in-law Jean Mansfield of Delaware OH, son Steve (Lisa) Mansfield of Whitehall OH, and son Vince (Diane) Mansfield of Simpsonville KY, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 8, at First Christian Church in Columbiana, OH, with burial to follow at Firestone Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Friday, December 7, from 4 pm – 8 pm at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home and on Saturday, December 8, at the church from 10 am until the time of the service.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to HASTEN, International, 2360 S.E. 7th PL, Homestead, FL 33033.