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Joseph E. Clifford

June 13, 1938 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Joseph Clifford Obituary

Joseph Edward Clifford, 85, of Rushville, died January 6, 2024 at Franciscan Hospital in Indianapolis.

Joe was born in Rushville June 13, 1938 a son of the late Franklin W. Clifford, and Helen Gertrude Connolly.  He married RoseAnn Harding, May 1, 1958, and she preceded him in death  July 9, 2009.  They were married 51 years and raised three children.

He was the Co-Owner of the former Western Auto in downtown Rushville. He worked there since 1962 and with his wife owned the store from 1977 to 1992.  Joe was a work, work, work individual and found enjoyment in helping his customers get the right item they needed.  He also enjoyed woodworking.

He and RoseAnn were blessed with a beautiful family.  He is survived by a daughter, Mindy Shaver of Rushville; Mark Clifford of Rushville, a sister, Laura (Tom) Seufert of Rushville; a brother, Richard (Darlene) Clifford of College Station, TX; eight grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  

In addition to his wife, RoseAnn, his preceded by a son, Mike, two brothers, three sisters, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.  Burial will take place at Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery in the spring when it is convenient for all to gather and the time will be announced later.  Joe wished for memorials to be made to plant a tree at  Please light a candle and share your memory with the family at

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