Clemence Mudd, Jr.

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Clemence P. Mudd, Jr., 83, of Belleville, IL, born December 17, 1937, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, March 26, 2021, at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, MO.

Mr. Mudd was an electronic engineer for the US Army Aviation Systems Command, St. Louis, MO, before retirement.  He was a former Special Education Board Member and past President of Belleville School District #118, and former member and past President of the Belleville Philharmonic Society. Mr. Mudd was a life-long member of Amateur Radio Operators, member of the St. Louis Auto Racing Club, and longtime member of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Audrey M., nee Davis, Mudd, whom he married on September 3, 1960, and who died on June 4, 2017; his parents, Clemence P. Sr., and Estella K., nee Miller, Mudd; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Fay Sigman; and three brothers-in-law, Donald Davis, Eugene Athmer and Bob Sigman.

Surviving are a son, Clemence III (Tammy) Mudd of New Athens, IL; two daughters, Suzanne (David) Yarber of Belleville, IL, and Sarah (Jeff) Young of Swansea, IL; four grandchildren, Jessica Yarber, Emily Yarber, Clemence Mudd IV, and Katie Young; one step-grandchild, Dusty Pannier; a sister-in-law, Joyce Davis of Belleville, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society, or the Missouri Botanical Garden, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Burial will be at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



9 Comments on Clemence Mudd, Jr.

Frank Cansler said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2022 at 10:53 AM

Today, 3 March 22, I tried calling Clem and found his telephone number to be disconnected. I then sent an e-mail. After the e-mail, I typed his name into google and learned of his passing. I am completed devastated as I recall our last conversation. I worked with Clem for years. He was based at AVSCOM-St Louse and I was at Fort Monmouth, NJ. Ft Monmouth was AVSCOM's remote R&D Center. Clem, in my opinion, was one of the most outstanding individuals that I have ever known. He loved his work, people, family and friends. He was as kind hearted as any human being could be. I am extremely honored to have known that he was a friend of mine and he is definitely going to be missed. My heart goes out to his family and I want them to know that his friends at Fort Monmouth will miss him as well. Frank Cansler 732-998-7687

  • Eatontown
  • New Jersey 07724
Sherri F. Hilmes said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2021 at 1:43 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this about Mr. Mudd. I recently sent him a picture of Buddy for St patricks day but didn't receive a response. He always responded to any messages I'd send him of his dog that he so graciously gave me. Accept my condolences.

  • IL
Mary Anne Chorney said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2021 at 10:41 AM

My sympathies to the entire family. I knew Clem for many years when we worked for the Aviation Systems Command. Always a gentleman, in good spirits and made people laugh. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

  • Winter Haven
  • FL
Karl Bretz said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2021 at 6:36 PM

Sincere condolence. I knew Clem when I was starting out in amateur radio in the 1950s. I'm sorry to hear about his passing. -KARL BRETZ-

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
ALLEN WIGGINS NARFE CHAP 1019 said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2021 at 12:20 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Wayne Holcomb said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2021 at 9:07 AM

Condolences to the family of my fellow class mate from Douglas School. Spoke to Clem at our last class reunion. Hadn't seen Clem for many years.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joan Adams said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2021 at 8:26 PM

My condolences to all the family and friends of Clem. He was a great neighbor and will be missed.

  • Belleville,
  • Il
Mary Kay Armour said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2021 at 5:51 PM

So sorry to hear of cousin Clem’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Mary Kay (Carter) Armour

  • Fernandina Beach
  • FL
Kathy Carter Phipps said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2021 at 4:38 PM

Paul, Suzanne and Sarah and families sending you prayers to help you through this difficult time.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO

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