William D. ‘Bill’ Clifton

Oct. 9, 1925-Nov. 20, 2020


William D. “Bill” Clifton of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Franciscan Health. He was 95.

Bill was a farmer and retail fertilizer salesman for many years. He was a member of the Elks, 50-year member of both the Montgomery County Shrine Club and Masonic Lodge. He was a graduate of Linden High School.

Born Oct. 9, 1925, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Russell Clifton and Grace McMurray Clifton. He married Ione Richardson March 10, 1946, at Crawfordsville. She passed away March 27, 2008.

Survivors include: son Jay (Mandy) Clifton of Rockville; son-in-la, Chuck Switzer of Crawfordsville; five grandchildren, Christy (Dan) Hughes, Michael Switzer, Jason (John) Clifton, Jackson Clifton and Joe Clifton; and four great-grandchildren, Corbin Hughes, Jessica Hughes, Grayson Hughes and Shianne Switzer.

In addition to his wife, Ione Clifton, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Switzer, and a sister, Thelma Royer.

Private family services will be held at Burkhart Funeral Home and he will be laid to rest at the Oak Hill Cemetery on Grant Ave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in William’s memory to Montgomery County Masonic Lodge #50, P.O. Box 185, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.


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