MOUNT VERNON — Clarence P. Driftmyer, 87, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Gibsonburg, to the late Paul and Nina (Starkey) Driftmyer. Clarence was a Pastor for the Church of the Nazarene and retired in 1999 after many years of service.

He is survived by his wife, of over 63 years, Gladola (Todd) Driftmyer; his sons, Paul (Pamela) Driftmyer of Fredericktown, Mark Driftmyer of Mount Vernon; his step grandson, Jordan Mahaffey; and his brother, Carl (Rosemary) Driftmyer of Port Clinton.

In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Driftmyer.

Friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene. A service will follow, beginning at 1 p.m., with Rev. Scott Sharpes officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gideons International.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Clarence P. Driftmyer.


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