Born in Richie, MO, Clifford Arthur grew up and attended school in Pittsburg. He had four brothers and two sisters. His father worked for Dickey Clay and his mother was a homemaker.
Clifford met the "love of his life" at church. He and Helen were married in 1952. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Terry and Melissa, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Clifford worked in factories to support his family.
Clifford enjoys making pillows, going to flea markets and collecting antiques. He moved to Via Christi Village in Pittsburg in September of 2010, where he enjoys meeting people and socializing. He says the staff is wonderful.