Clint Fletcher

Clint Lee Fletcher, 56, of Galena, KS passed from this life on Monday January 8, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 25th, 1961, in Baxter Springs, KS to Howard and Lois (Weaver) Fletcher. He lived on his family farm in rural Carl Junction with his wife Mari.

Clint and Mari were married in 1988 at Smithfield Christian Church. They would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in February.

Clint graduated in 1979 from Columbus Unified High School. Clint worked for a short time at Tri-State Motor Transit Company, but his heart was always in carrying on his family farm. He started Country Agency crop insurance in 2001, where most recently his wife, Mari, has become an integral part. He was a lifetime member of the Smithfield Christian Church where he served as a dedicated teacher and board member most of his adult life, serving as an Elder for the last three years. Clint could be counted on to help anyone in need and was active in any project devoted to helping spread the word of the Lord. Clint enjoyed working on the farm with his dad Howard. They were engaged in raising registered Polled Hereford cattle until the late 80s and constantly worked on herd improvement as a commercial cattle and grain operation ever since. Clint has set on many boards throughout his career for livestock and agriculture advancement such as County Extension Board, County Livestock Improvement, and most recently Kansas Farm Management. Clint was a lifetime Kansas City Chiefs fan. He was also a classic muscle-car enthusiast. He enjoyed driving and showing his cars with his wife Mari. Other hobbies included hunting, target shooting, and fishing when he had the time, and any activities involving his family and friends.

Clint has two sons Justin and Jed Fletcher, and a daughter, Paige, married to Dereck Palmer. Clint was raised with one sister, Gail, married to Bob Kennedy, along with three brothers, Doug Fletcher and wife, Yvonne, Russ Fletcher and wife, Lisa, and Curt Fletcher and wife, Kathy. Clint was the very proud Papa to his three wonderful grandsons Clint Ryan Fletcher, Caine Fletcher, and Easton Palmer who were the light of his life. Clint is now reunited in heaven with his dad and mom, Howard and Lois, and his loving grandparents, Galen and Sylvia Fletcher and Shorty and Myrtle Weaver.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 12th at Riverton Friends Church starting at 4:00-8:00 pm. Services will be held at Riverton Friends Church on Saturday, January 13th at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Robert Lewis and Wess Davis. A private family service will be held at Mound Cemetery immediately following. Serving as pallbearers are Steve Chorum, Woody Chorum, John Wheeler, Dennis Elbrader, Joe Keck, Eric VanBeber, Rick Rexwinkle, Clark Wilson, Mark DeGraff, Daniel Roth. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Pam Overman, Amber Sachetta, Sherry Lewis, Marianne York, Becky Jury.

A memorial fund has been made in Clint’s honor for Smithfield Christian Church in the care of Derfelt Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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