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Erma Clinkscales

April 22, 1935 ~ March 10, 2019 (age 83)

Erma M. Clinkscales, 83 of North Chicago passed away on Sunday March 10, 2019 surrounded by her beloved family.

She was born on April 22, 1935 to the late Griffin and Eva Marie (Finley) Malone in Dover, Ohio.

After graduating high school in 1953 she traveled to North Chicago, IL where she lived the rest of her life.  She married Robert Clinkscales, Sr. (deceased) and raised a family of 7 children.

 Erma spent much of her secular career at First National Bank of Waukegan where she worked as a commercial loans officer.  She also was employed at the Great Lakes Naval base. 

Erma truly cared about people which she showed by her concern and support of community and family members. She was an active member of the Rotary and Lions Club for many years.

Erma was known for her dedication to her family.  She always provided a well-cared for home full of love, fun and hard work. She was preceded in death by three sons, Robert Clinkscales, Jr. and Rodney Clinkscales, David Clinkscales, her Brothers Dale Malone and Ronald Malone and sisters Doris Simpson, Juanita Rucker and Mildred Colley.

Erma will be forever remembered by her children, Debra (Randall) Garrett of Newburgh, New York, Victoria (James) Bingham of Zion, Illinois, Valerie (Jimmy) Spidle of Goshen, New York, Darryl Clinkscales of Pinole, California and Arnese (Nathan) Edinger of Madison, Wisconsin.    Grandchildren include Zippora Clinkscales and Lenora Clinkscales of Las Vegas and Keziah (Phil) Buchmann of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Brittany Carrington and Rodney Clinkscales, Jr. of Zion Illinois, Jimmy Spidle, Jr. of Waukegan Illinois, Timothy Maddox of Gurnee and Camille and Carsen Edinger of Madison, WI  great grandchildren Nore'e (Ben) Kreigh and De'vion Clinkscales, Symphony, Gabriel, Michael and Lyric Carrington and great-granddaughters Soleil and Skarlette.  She leaves behind her sister Thelma Cunningham and beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.  

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 3104 29th St, Zion, IL 60099.

Warren Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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