A Celebration of Life Service for Steve A. Clough, 38, of Chariton, formerly of Elgin, Illinois, will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cornerstone Community Church in Chariton. Family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. and a luncheon will be held following the service at the church for a time of visiting and fellowship. The Clough and Anderson-Cook family wishes to inform all attendees that, in tribute to Stephen, you are welcome to wear a sports jersey to the funeral. Steve's favorite teams are the Blackhawks, White Sox, Green Bay Packers, Duke Blue Devils, and Alabama Crimson Tide.
Our hearts bear the weight of an unbearable sorrow as we bid farewell to Stephen A. Clough, known to all who loved him as Steve. He departed from this world far too early, at the tender age of 38. The world has grown dimmer with his absence, but the memories of his boundless love, infectious laughter, and unforgettable moments will forever blaze brightly in our hearts.
Born in Elgin, Illinois on July 16, 1985, to parents Thomas Clough and Mary Macior-Clough, Steve was nurtured in the loving embrace of a family that held steadfast to the values of unity, support, and compassion. He was also a beloved brother to Jennifer (Charles) Korfmacher and Christine (Matthew Rosner) Umbdenstock, Symantha (Cameron Raughtigan) Clough, and Allen (Ismael Cordova-Clough) Clough. Their lasting bonds of shared adventures and laughter will endure throughout time.
Steve graduated from Larkin High School in 2003 and began putting his amiable personality to good use in various person-centered roles. In 2018, Steve made the move to Chartion, Iowa, and took on managerial positions. There, he found the love of his life, Janetta "Nettie" Anderson. Their five-year journey together was a remarkable story of love and dedication, navigating the ups and downs of life hand in hand. Steve embraced Nettie's sons, Waylon Anderson and Taven Cook, as his own, pouring his love and care into their lives. His extraordinary capacity for love demonstrated the immense character that resided within him, and they will forever hold his memory close, grateful for the love he shared.
Steve was a man of many talents and interests. He was an avid bowler and had a passion for sports. On any given day, people could see him wearing jerseys for his favorite teams: Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, Green Bay Packers, Duke Blue Devils, and Alabama Crimson Tide. He was also a loyal friend, always there to offer a helping hand or a sympathetic ear. His warm smile and boisterous laughter brightened the lives of the people around him. As we remember Steve, we cannot help but reflect on the care and compassion that emanated from his heart. He taught us the profound significance of love, the irreplaceable value of family, and the importance of living each day to its fullest. Though he was taken from us far too soon, his memory will endure in the lives he touched.
Though Steve may no longer be visible to our eyes, his spirit remains eternally in our hearts. We will forever yearn for his presence and hold dear the cherished memories we were privileged to create with him. His absence leaves a void that can never be filled, and he will be profoundly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Steve is survived by his parents, Tom and Mary Clough; fiance and partner in life, Janetta "Nettie" Anderson and her sons, Waylon Anderson and Taven Cook; and siblings: Jennifer (Charles) Korfmacher and Christine (Matthew Rosner) Umbdenstock, Symantha (Cameron Raughtigan) Clough, and Allen (Ismael Cordova-Clough) Clough.