West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Mary Louise Clausing was born September 6th 1934 in Wirth Arkansas, the daughter of Cloyd Virgil Sellers and Rebecca Estelle Brake Sellers (deceased Oct 4 1934). Mary departed this life on February 15, 2020 at her home in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 85.

She is survived by two sons, Rudolph Clausing Jr. (wife Gloria) and Rick Clausing (wife Stacey recently deceased) and one daughter, Gina Clausing-Dawe (husband Travis Dawe); ten grandchildren, Cameron, Caleb, Colter, Chase, Anna, Abrielle, Rick Jr., Robert, Max, and Justice; six great grandchildren, Jacob, Alexa, Lacey, Landon, Maryn, and Rue; two brothers, Harold Sellers and Carl Sellers; three sisters, Margaret Sanders, Barbara Russell and Glenda Root.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cloyd and Florence Sellers, her husband Rudolph; and two brothers, Troy Sellers and Sherman Sellers.

Mary was a Christian women who taught her children the Bible, loved watching TV sermons and listening to gospel music.

As a child she picked cotton with her family. Later, she worked at the bus station in Thayer, Missouri and the Nuway Burger in Kansas City where she met her husband Rudolph.

After they were married, she raised three children.

Mary was a devoted wife, caregiver, and homemaker with the most gentle spirit and a heart of gold. She was kind and thoughtful to a fault, and an incredible cook who always offered food to family, friends, and strangers alike.

She will truly be missed by her family and all that knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Mary Louise Clausing will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:00 to service time at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Burial will be in Jeff Cemetery in Myrtle, Missouri with service under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Mary’s gentle spirit, show kindness to others.



  1. Travis
    March 18, 2020 @ 8:06 am

    The Mary I knew-

    Father, through the power, love, and sound mind manifested by your Holy Spirit, guide these word to your purpose in Jesus name.

    Love is patient, kind, not envious, boastful, proud, arrogant
    or rude. True love would never insist on its own way, be irritable or resentful;
    or rejoice in what is evil. Love rejoices in what is true
    True love endures, believes, hopes, and is everlasting
    It’s easy to think of Mary when I hear those words
    (from 1 Corinthians 13)

    Mary and I were able to spend quite a bit of time together over the years.
    We sometimes watched game shows, nature shows and sermons on TV. We also talked about many things, but the subject often turned to our faith in Christ.
    I always felt comfortable talking to and being around Mary, most everyone did.

    Because of our comfortable conversations, she was the perfect encouragement as I walked through a new stage of building my relationship with the Lord.
    She was so accepting and loving with no judgment or condemnation. The same qualities the Holy Spirit was teaching me in my relationship with God.
    I am eternally grateful and count it a privilege that Mary is my sister in Christ.

    She had a gentle soul and heart of gold and today, she is more alive than she ever was in this life and I’m looking forward to seeing her again in His kingdom.
    This earthly relationship I had with Mary often made me consider another.

    During Jesus’ time on earth, He continually emphasized, demonstrated, and exemplified what a relationship with God the Father is supposed to look like when you are righteous before Him (you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father), then Jesus fulfilled the law and paid our sin debt so we could have the same righteous relationship with the Father ourselves.
As a believer, our sin debt is wiped out by the finished work of Jesus.
The only debt remaining is the debt of love and gratitude that shines Jesus into the lives of others.

    Mary’s life is still shining Jesus into the lives of others today.
    To me, her life was an example of cheerfully giving of ourselves toward this love debt to the Lord.
    This wonderful woman of God was loving and kind to everyone, even some she never met.

    This may not have been her favorite verse, but it is one we discussed often and I will always remember her smile the time she told me with uncharacteristic boldness “I KNOW that I am saved” after one of those discussions.

    So I will close with this scripture from God’s word.

    Romans 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
    Romans 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.


  2. Ronda Baker Jewell
    April 21, 2020 @ 11:19 am

    My condolences to Mary’s family. I met her many years ago and she was a very sweet, loving person. She will be missed.


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