Clarence E. Mansfield

KANKAKEE—Clarence E. Mansfield, "Gene," 67, of Kankakee, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Green Tree of Bradley Rehabilitation Center.
Born April 23, 1952 in Joliet, Clarence Eugene was a son of William and Eva (nee Eaton) Mansfield. He began employment at Diamond International Paper Mill at the age of 18, and worked there until its closure. Gene also volunteered for many years at Gift of God Street Church in Kankakee.
Survivors include three children: Erica Dennis, of Kankakee; Wesley (Mary) Mansfield, of Odell and Patrick Mansfield, of Kankakee; one sister, Natallee Anderson, of Braidwood and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and five siblings: Norma Rogene Countryman, Nancy Brown, Audrey Neeley, William Mansfield and Jessie Bailey.
Per Gene's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and he will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.
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Cremation services and arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.