Frances M. Clulow, homemaker

She assisted her pastor husband in his ministry

November 15, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Frances M. Clulow, a British war bride and a homemaker who assisted her pastor husband in his ministry, died Oct. 28 of congestive heart failure at her home in Acadia, Fla.

She was 87.

Frances Molly Smith was born in Timmons, Ontario, and raised in Cornwall and London, England. She was a graduate of English public schools.

During World War II, she met and fell in love with an American serviceman, the Rev. Glenn F. Clulow, whom she married in 1943.

In 1945, Mrs. Clulow came to Franklin, Pa., where she rejoined her husband. In the mid-1950s, they moved to the Baltimore area, where Mr. Clulow was pastor of United Methodist churches in Southwest Baltimore, Millersville, Pikesville and Pasadena.

From 1968 to 1969, they did missionary work in Liberia, Africa.

After her husband's retirement in 1982 from Magothy United Methodist Church, where he had been pastor for a decade, the couple moved to Arcadia, Fla.

Mr. Clulow died in 2007.

Mrs. Clulow enjoyed singing and painting china, and was an accomplished cook. She also liked crocheting and knitting.

A memorial service was held Nov. 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia.

Mrs. Clulow is survived by three sons, Jon Clulow and Kevin Clulow, both of Pasadena, and James Clulow of Englewood, Fla.; a daughter, Jacqueline Kaiser of Culpeper, Va.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

An earlier version of this obituary inadvertently omitted the name of Mrs. Clulow's daughter. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.

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