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06/05/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Anne Liesmann Clare

Anne Liesmann Clare
(d. 19 May 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1950

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

    The sad if rather belated news returns to us this Sunday. 
  Anne Liesmann Clare, Class of 1950, sister of Clara Warren Banks, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 83. 

From the Daily Press - 06/05/16:   

                   Anne Liesmann Clare


NEWPORT NEWS - Anne Liesmann Clare, 83, died on May 19, 2016. She was born in Dayton Ohio, daughter of Fred and Lillian Liesmann.

In 1943, her family moved to Newport News when her father accepted a position with Industrial USO and later established the local YMCA.

Anne graduated from NNHS in 1950 and from Otterbein College with a degree in Business Administration in 1954. After graduation, she engaged in an interesting career in this field.

In 1961, she married Dr. Kenneth Clare and they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Ken's work as an international economist, and their love of travel, enabled them to live in and travel to many foreign countries. They lived in Northern Virginia before retiring to California.



After her husband's death, Anne moved back to her beloved Virginia and enjoyed three years at Warwick Forest Retirement Community renewing friendships and making new friends.

She is survived by her three children, Steven, Janice, and Keith; and stepsons, Ray and Loren. She is also survived by her sister, Clara Warren Banks, and brother-in-law, Bill Banks, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Anne's life will take place later in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Anne's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


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