Claudine Sterner

(June 8th, 1940 - March 25th, 2017)

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     Claudine Ruth (Wiley) Sterner, age 76 of Sparta, Missouri passed away at her home, Saturday morning, March 25, 2017. She was born June 8, 1940 in St. Francis, Kansas, the daughter of Ben and Maxine (Martin) Wiley. On May 7, 1981, Claudine was united in marriage to Randy Sterner. Claudine was an active member of the Republican Committee and enjoyed serving as Treasurer and working on various council groups. She also enjoyed being a homemaker, after retiring as a bookkeeper. In her spare time, she loved to read, visit Silver Dollar City and make quilts to share as gifts for special occasions. Claudine attended church at Garrison Baptist and more recently began attending Calvary Baptist Church of Ozark. Claudine is survived by her husband Randy; son Luke Jay Cochran; step-sons Jeff Sterner and wife Deann, Tim Sterner, Tony Sterner; granddaughter Wendi Cochran Ferguson, grandson Zack Cochran and girlfriend Jennifer; four great-grandchildren J.D. Jayla, Madison and Kayla; five step-grandchildren Lauren, Jerrod, Tyler, Alex and Gavin. Claudine was preceded in death by her parents and step-son James Paul Sterner. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Troy Hull officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Claudine will be laid to rest in Blair, Nebraska. Donations are suggested to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. On line condolences may be shared at

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