Roy P. Clouston

April 30, 1924 - October 22, 2013

04/30/1924 - 10/22/2013

Clouston, Roy P. “Mr. C” 89, of Shadyside, Ohio died Tuesday October 22, 2013 at Wheeling Hospital.

Roy was born April 30, 1924 in Wheeling, WV a son of the late E. Russell Clouston and Bernice Hixenbaugh Clouston Padden.

He was a 1943 Graduate of Wheeling High School, a 1949 Graduate of West Liberty College.

He formerly taught at Powhatan High School and was a retired History teacher from Shadyside High School.

He was a member of the Shadyside Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Belmont County Teachers Association and the Ohio Teachers Association. He was a WWII Army Veteran, serving in the South Pacific.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Bernice Padden and step-father, Frank Padden.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Dora Lee Kriechbaum Clouston, a son, Roy E. Rosanne Clouston of Shadyside, OH and a daughter, Verdina Clouston of Galena, OH, three grandchildren, Ryan Clouston of Buchannon, WV, Raymond Hydee Clouston of Wheeling, WV and Rowan Clouston of Shadyside, OH.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, OH, Thursday from 1p.m- 4p.m. & 6p.m.-8p.m. where funeral services will be held at 11a.m Friday with Pastor Eric White officiating.

Entombment follows at Holly Memorial Mausoleum, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to, Shadyside Band Patrons or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Matt and Kim Bell
8 years ago

“He was a Man”, and a finer man has never lived.

Sharon Van camp-Peacher
8 years ago

•I was deeply saddened by the news of Mr. C’s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

Rose Jingle
8 years ago


Kim E. Althar
8 years ago

Dear Mrs. Clouston and Family,

Mr. C was clearly born to teach. It never seemed like a job to him, but a joy.

When I went to Ohio University Eastern, Prof. Rutter told me that I was well prepared for his course in Western Civ. and I told him that was because I had Mr. Clouston at Shadyside. He told me that he had heard about Mr. Clouston before. Mr. C clearly loved his family and his family clearly loved him and you can’t say more for the measure of a man than that, and he included his students as family so thank you for sharing this great man, teacher, friend, guide, and instructor with us. We have all been blessed to know him and he continued to teach us daily right up until the time The Lord called him home. We can miss him, but we can’t mourn him for we know where he is. I know the Lord Jesus will comfort you, Roy, and Verdina and all of his family in the days ahead. Sincerely, Kim E. Althar SHS Class of 1971

P.S. Thank you for being such a caring, giving teacher yourself.

Between Mr. and Mrs. C, much of the world has been touched and will continue to be touched from a very small town called Shadyside, Ohio

Lori Long Root
8 years ago

Dear Mrs. Clouston and Family,

What a wonderful teacher Mr. C was…..not only in the classroom, but in Life. He touched many lives during his time at SHS. And for those of us who reconnected with him through FB, he was our friend and mentor. I loved waking up to his posts and will miss his daily presence in my life.

May God comfort you during this time.

Larry Irwin
8 years ago

Dear Roy and Verdina, I read the times leader on line daily and was saddened to learn of your Dad’s passing away. I have many memories of the valley growing up and your mom and dad are certainly remembered. My condolences to your family and especially your mother.

Randy and Connie Blaney
8 years ago

Dora Lee and Family

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Roy will be missed by so many, but we know the angels are rejoicing. Having gone thru this so recently I know how difficult it is for you all. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

With sincere sympathy

Randy and Connie Perkins Blaney

Janice Meadows Younkins
8 years ago

He was one of my favorite teachers!!! I loved listening to his stories!!!! I will miss his daily posts on Facebook, which I looked forward to every morning. I thank God for the honor of knowing him and knowing that I will see him again in Heaven. May God’s perfect peace comfort you in your time of loss.

Garry Hanasky
8 years ago

He was the best teacher I ever had at Shadyside High School. I was just telling my daughter about him the other day when she was discussing her world history homework. My condolences to the Clouston family.

Timothy Rogers
8 years ago

Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the Clouston family on your immeasurable loss. Mr. C. touched all of our lives in ways we don’t even realize. He was the true “citizen” we should all strive to be. He made all of his former students,.myself included want to be better people. Much peace, love and comfort to all of you, now and in the days ahead.

Tina Patterson Class of '80
8 years ago

Heaven has gained a very special soul. My condolences to his family and gratitude for allowing him to become such a huge part in all of our lives. Rest in Peace until we meet again.

Terry Hammond
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. C – he was so much more than a teacher to us – he was our friend and our mornings were always brighter with his morning updates for Shadyside and his thought provoking entries through-out the day – we so enjoyed playing in his “sandbox” as he called it – I pray that Mrs. C and his entire family have the grace of God to help them through this great loss. God Bless.

Patty Bennington
8 years ago

I am very sorry for your loss. Mr C. was a wonderful teacher and a very respected man in the Shadyside community. He will be greatly missed by many. He was loved by all who knew him.

Lorraine Donahue
8 years ago

I never had the honor of being taught by Mr. C, but I’ve been blessed to receive his daily words of wit and wisdom on Facebook. How many of my days were brightened by just a few of his wise words! Roy was adored by all, and his absence will be keenly felt. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.

Doug Poludniak
8 years ago

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. C’s passing. I last saw him in July at the Dairy Bar in Shadyside. Our conversation was brief but it is something that I will always treasure. I was fortunate enough to have been his student, and he served as an inspiration for my career choice. My deepest sympathies to Mrs. C and the Clouston family. Rest in eternal peace Mr. C.

Raynard Merritt
8 years ago

If education frees the mind. We know many minds are freed today Mentor, rest in peace.

Becky Steadman Morgan
8 years ago

Last time I saw Mr. Clouston I told him he was responsible for the local histories I work on. He taught the most entertaining history class I every took, including the ones in college.

For some reason, his story about the giant strawberry from the Matanuska Valley has stuck with me and I can’t help but grin. May all his happiest past adventures pale in comparison to the ones he’s about to have.

Dreama Florence Smith
8 years ago

Mr. C always made history come to life with his wonderful stories. His class was always one of my favorites. I am very sorry for your loss.

Debbie Ullom Mullin
8 years ago

Mr. C will truly be missed. How great it has been to connect with Mr. C through social media. I enjoyed his posts and positive outlook. Many thoughts and prayers to the Clouston family. Thank you for sharing a great man.

Nikki Trolley O'Grady-Fleming
8 years ago

Mrs. C and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. C was certainly a man who touched and influenced the lives of countless students and people…what a wonderful legacy he has left behind! I so enjoyed his daily posts on Facebook in recent times, and he is missed already. My deepest sympathies and my prayers go out to you.

Nikki Trolley O’Grady-Fleming

Curtis&Dana Workman
8 years ago

Mrs. Clouston & Family,

We are saddened to learn of Mr. Clouston’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. May your faith give you strength, your memories give you comfort, and may God’s love give you peace. Mr. Clouston will be fondly remembered by all whom he touched in life, and even now, forever in our memories.

Carolyn Brown
8 years ago

Mrs. Clouston and Family,

So very sorry for your loss. God be with you. I have many fond memories of classes with Mr. C. A great teacher a great loss to all.

John F. Livorno
8 years ago

Mrs. Clouston and Family,

On behalf of the Class of 1964 I wish to extend our deepest sympathy. Mr. Clouston was one of our favorite teachers and will be sorely missed. I will personally miss his morning updates and other witticisms on Facebook. Beastie out!

Tina Marling Lipscomb
8 years ago

Mrs. Clouston and family, I am sorry for your loss. Mr. C. was a great teacher when I had him in school and on FB where he gave us updates on Shadyside as well as many words of wisdom. My children have heard many times about him and what he taught me. He had a great impact on so many lives. The world certainly was a better place for his having lived. May God be with you during this time.

Dana Ullom-Vucelich & Sam Vucelich
8 years ago

Mrs. Clouston- SHS was a better place because of your, and Mr. C’s, steadfast and gracious zest for teaching young minds. Although I’m certain our student body was not always worthy, your focus and care was unwavering. Thank you for your example of partnership in marriage, work ethic and faith. Blessings to you, your children and grandchildren.

8 years ago


Kathy L Supinsky Amburgey
8 years ago

Mrs. Clouston, My deepest sympathy to you & your family. My husband Tony so enjoyed Roy’s company while walking & talking at the football field each morning before we moved to Florida.

James Rubin
8 years ago

My condolences to the Clouston Family. His loyal following on Facebook is a tribute to the strength of his mentorship.

Pam Caiazza Cwalinski
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Clouston, Roy, Verdina & family. What a treasure we have lost! Mr. Clouston was such a great teacher who earned & deserved so much respect. I can remember him walking through the rows of desks as he lectured, tapping a ruler in the palm of his hand at a steady beat. He walked past a young man with his head down, sleeping. Mr. Clouston cracked his desk with his ruler! The kids bottom came off the seat six inches straight in the air. Mr. Clouston kept right on teaching; the tone of his voice never changed & he never missed a beat of the ruler’s tempo. Classic! The worse behaved students sat at attention when they came into his class. I’m not on Facebook, but my sister in Nebraska would tell me when snow storms were going to miss us & when the flood waters would crest! Always informed by Shadyside’s most famous & loved poster. He will be missed by so many.

shannan rodgers hildebrand
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr.C. He has touched the lives of so many and will live on through all of his words of wisdom. Please find comfort in the many prayers of myself and the rest of our peaceful village.

Greg Rogers
8 years ago

My sympathies to the Clouston family and the Shadyside community. Mr. Clouston was a fine teacher and a good man for whom I had respect.

Beth Shaver McCready
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the loss of Mr. C. He was a fantastic teacher and as many have said he was a life teacher as well as a history teacher. I will miss his daily updates on Facebook. He was an exceptional man and will be greatly missed. My condolences on your loss.

John & Beverley Nozica
8 years ago

Our condolences to the Clouston Family. Mr. Clouston was a great teacher and as many have said he was a life teacher as well as a history teacher. We have many fond memories of his history classes at Powhatan High School.

Powhatan Alumni

1957 and 1960

Margaret Simpson Warren
8 years ago

Please find comfort in knowing that your husband, father, and grandfather will be truly missed by countless numbers of people like me who were so fortunate to have had the priviledge of being Mr.C’s students over the years. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Jana Fenstamaker
8 years ago

Ray,Rowan,and family,

I’m sorry about your grandpa. I’m thinking of you.


Lorri Tagliaferro
8 years ago

Sending thoughts and prayers of comfort. Mr. C is a special man and is missed by all that knew him. He had a gift and touched so many lives. Rest in peace faithful follower.

Chuck & Anita Wiley
8 years ago

So sad to hear about the passing of Mr Clouston. What a fantastic gentleman with a great deal of wisdom. He was the voice of Shadyside on Facebook and loved by many. I have wonderful memories from high school because of him and you. Sixty-two years together & you two complimented each other so well. We will keep you & your entire family in our prayers.

charles comas
8 years ago

So Sorry from his Barber

Sarah Jennewein Moore
8 years ago

So sorry to hear Mr. C has left us to be with our Lord. Heaven has gained a great man. He will be missed. We loved him. He was my civics teacher in Powhatan and one of the greatest men I ever knew He touched and influenced more lives than he will ever know. May God grant you peace and comfort.

Rose Steadman Consolo
8 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Mr. Clouston’s passing. I’ve been following him on Facebook and it was comforting to know he was still imparting wisdom to his many followers.

I was in his class of ’62 and found him to be a truly inspired and inspiring teacher. It’s good to know that so many others did also.

My sympathies to his family and friends.

Joe Spivla
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of Roy’s passing, he was a good man. I have many good memories of him as a neighbor and teacher. Condolences to your entire family.

Daviette Davis Robinson
8 years ago

There’s A Hole In The World Tonight. There Will Be A Hole In The World Tomorrow. All my Prayers are with you All.

Germaine Helms
8 years ago

Thoughts and Prayers to the Clouston family and many facebook family. I will never forget when I first met Mr. C. in 1976. Kindness, helpfulness only a few words come to mind. I am so fortunate to have known him. God Bless!

Mary Minor Griffin
8 years ago

To Mrs. Clouston and family ,you have my deepest sympathy . May GOD bless you with the courage ,and strength that you need ,at this most trying time ! Be comforted by the knowledge that you will see him again ,because he was a truly good and loving man ,and have no doubt ,that he is waiting in HEAVEN ,FOR YOU ,with open arms !!! And JESUS is standing by his side !

Jim and Judie Holler
8 years ago

To Mrs. Clouston and family, you have our deepest sympathy, and may God comfort you in your time of loss. Mr. C. was a wonderful and special teacher. He always had a great smile.but we new as students when he meant business.He will truly be missed, but remembered forever.

Rob Brown
8 years ago

To Mrs. Clouston and the entire Clouston family, you all have our deepest sympathy, and prayers in your time of loss. Mr. Clouston was not only one of the finest teachers I’ve had in my education, he was also a friend. He impacted the lives of all of his students in a positive way. He truly was one of “The Greatest Generation”. May God be with you all….and Thank you “Mr. C” for everything.

Heidi from Heidi's Happy Acre Farm
8 years ago

To Roy’s family,

Although I never had the privilege of meeting Roy in person, we had many chats and discussions over the past few years via facebook. He found my Homestead page via an old student Dana who had thought he might be interested in what we were doing here in Maine. The rest is history pun intended. He was a bright light on my daily news feed as we discussed everything about farming, family, politics oh and good coffee! He became a mentor for me as we discussed the vanishing techniques of the old ways of doing things. I am glad I was able to get to know him if only for a short time and via Beastie. My life is better for knowing him and I will miss him very much. Our love and prayers our with you all at this time.

Bob Ney
8 years ago

To the Clouston Family

Words are not there to describe the most remarkable Roy Clouston. Roy sent a friend request on facebook a few years back and I have so enjoyed insight wisdom, humor, and special days in reading his posts. A most humble, wonderful, man who had so much integrity and offered so much to people over the years. I am sorry for your loss. God Bless

Bob Ney

Judy Clark Ralph
8 years ago

To the Clouston Family and all Mr C’s friends and former students: Today, everyone who knew and was inspired by Mr. C is feeling a huge loss. He was an inspiration to generations of students and a good friend to us all throughout the years. He exemplified the term “master teacher”. We share your loss and pray that you find comfort in knowing how much he was loved and respected by so many. The huge impact he had on so many students, collegues, friends, neighbors, and the people of Shadyside is his lasting legacy. Mr C truly made a difference in this world.

Candace Erickson
8 years ago

To the Clouston family,

So sorry for your loss. Mr.C was a friend to us all and he will be missed by his students everywhere. He became extra special to many

when he united many former Shadeans through his fb updates. Candace