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Dr. Rev. Richard Hunter Clossman
(09-19-1928 - 11-09-2019)

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 Dr. Rev. Richard Hunter Clossman, 91, of Elgin, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on November 9, 2019. He was born in Kokomo, IN on September 19, 1928 to the late Elmer Dunlap and Mary E. (Hunter) Clossman.

Richard was a graduate of Bob Jones University in South Carolina and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and was ordained in 1952. He received a masters of Arts and a PHD in History from The Ohio State University in 1965 and 1971 respectively.

Dr Clossman served in ministry for congregations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Illinois. He also served as campus minister for American Baptist Students at Ball State University from 1968 to 1972. In 1972 he took a professorship of History at Judson College in Elgin, IL and retired from that calling in 1997, He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Elgin, IL

Dr Clossman was the author of several books; A History of the Ohio Baptist Convention, I Will Stand and Sing, and American Character and the Influence of Film. He was an accomplished pianist and organist. He and his wife enjoyed season tickets to the opera in Chicago. He was a longtime member of Kiwanis and Friends of Judson.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gloria (Dovenbarger) Clossman, whom he married August 4, 1953 in Zanesville OH, Son Gray Clossman of Palo Alto, CA; daughter Mary Ann (Paul) Lamb of Norwalk, OH and their children Bryan and David; Daughter Catherine (Jeff) Krikau of Fairfield, CT and their children Justin, Ali, and Starley; daughter Amy (Freddie) King of Elgin and their children Hunter, Ariana, Aidan, and Byron; and a sister Starley Eaton of Houston, TX.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday November 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 1735 W Highland Ave, Elgin Burial will be in Zanesville, Ohio. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Friends of Judson. Laird Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements for information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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