Mona Yvonne Ewing (Hinshaw) Claussen, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Morningside Center in Chillicothe, Mo.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1928, the third child of Ida (Plaster) and Otis Ewing, in the Wheeling, Mo., area. On Aug.t 15, 1997, Mona and Lawrence Claussen were united in marriage.
Mona graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1946. During her life, Mona spent time working at Mart Drug Store, Citizens Bank & Trust, Engleman Shoes, and Dewey and Field Elementary Schools. She and her late husband, Carl Hinshaw, owned and ran a fireworks stand in Chillicothe for many summers.
She enjoyed attending area auctions and shopping for antiques. Mona is a member of Cornerstone Church of Chillicothe.
Mona is survived by husband, Lawrence Claussen of the home; one daughter, Debra Hinshaw Gubany, St. Louis, Mo.; one son, Craig Hinshaw and wife Mariann, Venice, Fla.; two sisters, Wanda McDaneld and Joyce and husband Richard Dowell, both of Chillicothe, Mo.; four grandchildren, Paul and wife Abbey Gubany and Beau and wife Sarah Gubany, all of St. Louis, Mo., Stephanie Tuender, Clearwater, Fla., and Lindsey and husband Spencer Thompson, Venice, Fla.; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Eugene Ewing.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of Chillicothe, Mo.