Obituary for Teddy "Ted" A. Clephane

Teddy “Ted” Clephane thumbnail

Teddy "Ted" A. Clephane

August 23, 1938 - June 26, 2017

Teddy “Ted” A. Clephane, age 78 passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home in Martinsville.

Ted was born August 23, 1938, in Brown County, to the late Ralph V. and Mary Elizabeth (Collins) Clephane. He was a 1956 graduate of Morgantown High School and later married Jo Ann Eastwood on January 30, 1963 in Martinsville.  She survives after 54 loving and devoted years of marriage.

Ted was the owner and operator of the Morgantown Shell Station for 20 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed making award winning hickory furniture & wooden train sets, basket weaving, hunting for deer & mushrooms, reading and spending time with his family. Ted was a member of the Martinsville Seventh Day Adventist Church. 

He will be missed by his wife Jo Ann Clephane, daughters: Julie K. Clephane & Jackie (Shannon) L. Scott, both of Martinsville;  sons: Joseph (Jill) A. Clephane of Morgantown, Jeff  P. Clephane of TX & Jerry (Marla) L. Clephane of Nineveh; siblings: Thesa Strawser of Helmsburg, Leo Clephane of Clay City, Gary Clephane of Martinsville; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.

Ted was preceded in death by his brothers: David, Mariom and Donnie Clephane.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at 10a.m. on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at Ted’s Lake: 3000 South Coyote Lane Martinsville, IN 46150. Cremation Services have been provided by Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Ted to Riley Children’s Foundation: 30 South Meridian Street Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Clephane family at

Information: 812-597-4670


Leave a Condolence

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Teddy "Ted" by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Teddy "Ted" Clephane

Born: August 23, 1938
Died: June 26, 2017

Condolences for Teddy “Ted” Clephane

Terry and Marilyn Duvall posted on 7/1/17

Joe and Jill, We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Shirley Barnett posted on 7/7/17

Joanne, So sorry to hear about your loss. I still have the wooden rocking horse that Ted made from his own saw mill for our baby Ryan. I remember walking around your property with him and you. He was so kind and thoughtful. I am sure he will be missed so much. May you find comfort and peace in the memories that you have made together. Praying for you and your family. Tell Jackie hi for us. We have this Hope in the soon coming of our Lord. Sending our Love and hugs, Ed and Shirley Barnett


Patti (Piper) Lawhorn posted on 6/30/17

My dad really liked Ted, and he didn't like a lot of people. So sorry for your loss.


Tim and Pam Mason posted on 6/30/17

So sorry for you loss, Ted was a wonderful kind man and Tim and I thought alot of him. Prayers to you all and may God be with you all in your time of need


Brenda Clephane posted on 6/30/17

Sending prayers for each of the family! My husband, Marion A, was a 1st cousin to Ted. I like to think they will all have a good, hot game of eucher or pinocle going on just about now , up in Heaven. God Bless each of you


Rebekah posted on 6/30/17

I love you and miss you. I cry I can't see you. But my mom says you are always with me. I love you papaw, love always your Rebekah


Gale Miller Borders posted on 7/3/17

It saddens me to read this yet I know Ted is in the arms of the Lord. Here is one of the greatest men I knew, good father, good husband, hard working man, and loved people. My heart goes out to all of his family. Prayers & love...


Melanie Smith posted on 6/30/17

Sorry for your loss Ted was a great man prayers for comfort and peace


Ted Parker posted on 7/10/17

Ted was always a go to reliable, trustworthy man who knew what he was doing. He had a lot of talents. Dad and I first met him at the Shell station, and I spent time with him back in his wood shop. I enjoyed his company and knowledge. Wishing you comfort in these times of sorrow. Ted Parker and family.


Lesa Lex posted on 7/5/17

I am so sorry for you loss I pray god will be with you all.


Nathan Burnette posted on 7/1/17

Condolences. The Lord has received one of the best..


Gale Miller Borders posted on 7/1/17

The world lost a great man in my eyes the day Ted went home to be with the Lord. I highly respected him my whole life, starting from just a kid. He was a good father, husband, and loved people. My prayers are with you all during this heart breaking time.


Marcia Rose Clephane Irving posted on 7/5/17

To Ted's family members Ted was a special person to my siblings and me. He was in high school when we were elementary and pre elementary. When he came over to say hello (his family lived right next door to ours on St. Rd. 252) we would run toward him with big smiles because he would always take our hands in his and, spinning around and around in the front yard, turn himself into the most fun carnival ride we could imagine. Needless to say, we kept saying "Me next, Ted!" until each of us had a turn or until my mom saw poor Ted getting way tuckered out and called a halt. My mom and dad loved and respected Ted and so of course did I. To Ted's family I send my condolences.


Jerrell Qclephane posted on 6/30/17

Sorry to hear of Teds passing


James Housand posted on 7/7/17

Deeply sorry for your loss and my Prayers are with you.