Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER – Alice Super Clareson, 83, died Saturday afternoon at West ViewManor in Wooster, Ohio after an extended illness. Born on May 5, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Frederic Haeseler Super and Edna Hermann Super. Alice was raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Kingston High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, graduating cum laude, and a Master’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). While at Penn, Alice met Thomas Dean Clareson, whom she married on December 23, 1954. The couple resided in Wooster, where Tom was a professor of English at the College of Wooster. Alice worked as a teacher, librarian, and editor during her lifetime. She was an instructor at Old Trail School in Akron, Wayne College of Akron University, and Pasadena City College, California. Her favorite vocation was as a Children’s Librarian at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster during the 1970s and 1980s. She also served as an editor on over 20 of her late husband’s books in the field of science fiction research, and in an editorial role for the journal Extrapolation, a pioneering publication in the field of academic research in science fiction, also started by her husband. Alice was a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wooster, as well as Thursday Club and other women’s and book clubs in the area. She was preceded in death by her husband. Surviving are her son, Thomas F. R. Clareson of Westerville, Ohio, daughter-in-law Suzanne Smith Clareson, and grandchildren Liana Nicole and Thomas Henry Clareson, also of Westerville. Calling hours will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2 at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 3 at West View Manor Chapel, 1715 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Wayne County Public Library’s Book Endowment Program.

Memorial Contributions
Wayne Co. Public Library, PO Box 1349, Wooster, OH 44691

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at West View Manor Nursing Home

Wednesday evening, January 2, 2013 at the funeral home


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