Joseph “Everett” Clover, 81, of Yarmouth, went home to be with the Lord at 11:31 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the Sperry United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation for Everett will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Mediapolis. Family requests all those who attend to please wear a mask. Memorials may be directed to the Sperry United Methodist Church or Great River Hospice in memory of Everett. Online condolences may be sent to family at sandhfuneralservice.com.
Joseph Everett Clover was born June 1, 1939, in Burlington, Iowa to Joseph “Joe” and Myrle (Lazear) Clover of Sperry, Iowa. Everett graduated from Sperry High School in 1957. During high school, Everett played basketball, was a baseball catcher, and won several awards for his typing skills. During summers he worked for farmers and worked for the construction company, Seither and Cherry for a few years. Everett helped to blacktop Sperry Road as well as many other projects. After graduation, Everett attended Burlington Junior College where he played on the Blackhawk basketball team and worked for IRC (TRW) for 19 years and then at Champion Spark Plug in Burlington for 32 years. During his working years, he played fast pitch softball in a local league and in many tournaments. Everett also played in a YMCA basketball league. Everett enjoyed playing on company golf team. Everett was married to Judith (Locke) on August 10, 1958. Everett and Judy celebrated 61 years together. Everett was a member of the Sperry United Methodist Church, Mediapolis and Sperry Masons and Odd Fellows and was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, ice fishing, mushroom hunting and coon hunting, but most of all, he dearly loved to spend time with his family.
One of the most important things in life, Everett’s true passion was his work in the church youth groups. Everett was a youth group leader for many years and went on several mission trips with them. He had an impact on many young people’s lives. Everett has a passion for teaching the Bible to young people and making it important in their lives. Many young people were influenced by his teachings.
Everett will be deeply missed by his wife, Judy Clover of Yarmouth; two sons, Tim (Rhonda) Clover of Mediapolis and Dan (Janine) Clover of Sperry; one brother, Jim (Carol) Clover of Ames, one sister, Irene Kinney of West Burlington; seven grandchildren, Tyler (Michaela) Clover of Alpha, Illinois, Rylee Johnson of Mediapolis, Matt (Britanie) Clover, Kylee (Bob) Virgin of Mediapolis, Katie Clover, Raegan (Kyle) Schulte of Sperry and Haley Clover of Cedar Rapids. Raegan and Haley were raised by the Clovers after the death of their mother. Three step grandchildren, Nick Scott, Amber Scott, and Dalton Scott. Fourteen great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Debbie (Chuck) Ealey of Wapello and several nieces and nephews
Everett was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Lori and one brother, Floren Clover.
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