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Clifford Raymond Neis

Neis, Clifford

Clifford Raymond Neis age 81 of Eudora, KS, passed away April 6, 2017 at the Medical Lodges in Eudora, KS. He was born July 12, 1935 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Peter Jacob Neis and Dora (Knake) Neis.

Clifford was a 1953 graduate of Eudora High School. Following graduation, he joined his father in the family farm operation and continued farming throughout his life.

He was a member of Eudora St. Paul United Church of Christ and a 50-year member of Eudora Odd Fellows. On October 29, 1961, he married Sylvia Gerstenberger at St. Paul United Church of Christ. She survives.

He is also survived by 3 sons. James C Neis and his wife Kelly; Dale R Neis and his wife Tricia; and Stan P Neis and his wife Kari; 4 grandsons, Travis Neis, Brett Neis, Tyler Neis, and Peter Neis; 3 granddaughters, Tracy Neis, Kaylee Neis, and Taylor Neis; 1 step grandson, Joshua Ricely; and one step great grandson, Foster Ricely; brother-in-law Wayne and wife Charlene Gerstenberger; nephews, Terry Gerstenberger, Daryl Gerstenberger, and Eric Gerstenberger; nieces Jill Gerstenberger & Stephanie Simon. He is preceded in death by his parents Peter & Dora (Knake) Neis, one brother Charles Neis, niece Stacie Neis, and sister-in-law Judy Neis.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora, KS. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9th at the mortuary.

The Family suggest memorials to Eudora 4-H or Eudora High School FFA. Memorials can be sent to Warren McElwain Mortuary in Eudora, KS.


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  • Rheva A Victor says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Sylvia and your family.

  • Bob & Shirley Brandt says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Neis family in this time of loss.

  • The Katzfey Family says:

    Sylvia,James.Dale,Stan, and the entire Neis Family…
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of Clifford’s passing.

  • Mark Nicolay says:

    To the Clifford Family,

    I just want to offer my condolences at the loss of Clifford

    Even though we didn’t have a lot of contact over all these years when we did it was always good, and he always had a smile on his face. We would talk about farm stuff and shoot the Bull and it was always Great to visit with him.

    Hew was Truly a Good Ole Boy! He will be missed by us all !

    Mark Nicolay

  • Mitchell Rider says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family. Clifford helped me a lot when I was young, and I watched his boys grow into outstanding men with his guidance. ” God Bless”.