Obituary of Clara Belle Page

Clara Belle Page, age 91, resident of Hiattville, KS died Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the Horton House, Fort Scott, KS.  She was born October 19, 1931, in Lamar, MO, the daughter of Carl and Hannah Sheets Chaplin.

Clara worked in housekeeping and laundry for three area nursing homes during her career.

She enjoyed babysitting, embroidery, gardening, bass fishing, and crossword and jigsaw puzzles.  She loved spending time with her family, especially during holidays preparing the meals.  Her specialties included homemade noodles and pies.

Survivors include 3 sons, Jerry Lee Page (Leanna), Fort Scott, Carl Joe Page (Vicky), Hiattville, and Gary Ray Page, Hiattville; a sister, Velma Dyche, Pawnee, KS, a daughter in law, Erlinda Page, Fort Scott; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Chris William Page, 4 brothers, Virgil, Carl, Paul and Everett Chaplin, 2 sisters, Florence Barnum, and Mary Killion, and a son, John Page.


Pastor Brian Rhoades will conduct funeral services at 2:00 Wednesday, May 3rd, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Hepler Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until service time Wednesday at the funeral home

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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