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Robert V. Clendenen D.D.S.

August 23, 1923 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Robert Clendenen D.D.S. Obituary

Robert V. Clendenen, D.D.S. age 100, of Bella Vista, AR died September 16, 2023.  He was born August 23, 1923 in Columbus, OH to the late Opal and Rev. Carl B. Clendenen.  He graduated from Logan Senior High, in Logan, OH in 1940.  He served his country by joining the Navy on Navy Day 1942.  He received battle stars for participating in combat as a Hospital Corpsman, attached to the Marines at Guam and Okinawa.  Upon his discharge from the Navy, he attended Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL for 3 years then transferred to Ohio State University where he rceived his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Surgery degrees.  Dr. Clendenen had a private practice in Columbus and was a Clinical Instructor in the College of Dentistry at Ohio State University for 25 years, retiring in 1980.  He had the honor of being selected as Clinical Instructor of the Year twice.  Having been reared in the parsonage, influenced by the Christian example of his parents, accepted Christ as his Savior and was very active in the Church of the Nazarene.  More recently Bob and his wife Ruth have been attending the Bella Vista Community Church.  He leaves a legacy of faith, discipline and dedication to learning.  Since retiring from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1980, the Clendenen's lived in Florida 22 years, then moved to Bella Vista.  Bob's diversions included pitching "fast pitch" softball, fishing, golf and calligraphy.  Preceded in death by his wife Ruth (Pusey) whom he married in New Lexington, OH and his son David (Rose) Clendenen of Bella Vista, AR, siblings Carl (Doris) Clendenen, Ruth (Leo) Chance and Arnold (Louise) Clendenen.  Survived by daughter Beverly Clendenen of Nashville, brother Tom (Eva) Clendenen of Archbold, OH, 3 grandaughters Jodi (Eric) Huss of Bluffton, OH, Lindsey (Tyler) Garman of Bella Vista, AR and Dana (Rhett) Daniel of Bella Vista, AR and 6 great grandchildren.  Robert's wishes were cremation, there will be no services at this time.

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