Clara Lee Bounous

November 30, 1938 - April 13, 2021
Clara Lee Bounous

Clara Lee Bounous, age 82, of Monett, MO, departed this life on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, while at her daughter’s home in Bridgeton, MO, following a lengthy illness.

Clara was born on November 30, 1938 in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Walter Lee Welch and Freda Mae (Collar) Welch. Clara graduated from Verona High School with the Class of 1956. She worked as a Bookkeeper for Crosslines and the insurance industry for many years. Clara was a member of New Site Baptist Church and enjoyed playing the piano, playing cards, bowling and eating sweets.

Clara is survived by one son, Doug Bounous, of Monett; one daughter, Debra Powers and husband James, of Bridgeton, MO; two grandchildren, Kayla Stites and husband Dusty and Gabriella Powers.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Walter Welch; and two sisters, Nina Keene and Betty Klinginsmith.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bounous will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Reverend Grant Ledbetter officiating. Interment will be in the Waldensian Cemetery, Monett. Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been requested to Power of Pink in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.