Clairbell Korp Stice

September 23, 1932 - April 07, 2019 

Clairbell Korp Stice

September 23, 1932 - April 07, 2019 

Obituary for Clairbell Korp Stice

Clairbell (Korp) Stice, 86, formerly of Sawyer, MI, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from complications of COPD. She died peacefully in her sleep.

Clair was born in Cassopolis, MI, on September 23,1932, the youngest child of Roland Korp and Dorothy (Burgoyne) Korp. She graduated from New Troy High School; Class of 1951. Clair married Cecil Ray Stice on July 22, 1951.

Clair wrote words and music to numerous gospel songs and traveled across America, ministering in song in churches, as part of “The Redeemed”. She was a guitarist and prolific poet. As a teenager, she traveled and sang with Rev. Gardner’s Awestars. She was a loving homemaker, loved her family and friends, and the Chicago Cubs, but most of all, loved the Lord Jesus. She was an active member of the New Troy, MI, Grace Brethren Church.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Cecil Stice; son, Cecil (Lisa Maria) Stice, Jr., of Texas; daughter, Skeet Savage of Covert, MI; and daughter Amy (Robert) Cline of Tucson, AZ; daughter-in-law Christine (Drake) Stice of Elkhart, IN; eleven grandchildren, Sony Elise, Israel (Brook) Wayne, Mercy Mensinger, Grace Savage, Glory (John) Springer, Bethany (Jeff) Sly; Robert Cline, Jr., Cara (Ricky) Williams, Hamilton Cline; Tristan Stice, and Ariel Stice; and a brother, Roland (Linda) Korp of Charlotte, MI. Clair had 16 beloved great grandchildren, as well as treasured nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son, Cary A. Stice; and sister and brothers, Betty (Korp) Ellis, Kenneth (Korp) Winslow, Robert Korp.

Funeral services for Clair will be Friday, April 19, with all services at the New Troy Grace Brethren Church at the corner of Wee Chik and California roads. Viewing will be from 10-11am, funeral service from 11-11:40am, procession and graveside service from 11:40-Noon. There will be a carry-in dinner afterward at the church for those attending the services. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 16, in Tucson, AZ, where Cecil and Clair lived since 2017.

Gifts in memoriam can be made to the New Troy Grace Brethren Church, 13310 California Road, PO Box 67, New Troy, MI 49119. Ph: 269-426-3121

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