Welcome to Honeyshuck


Patriotic wreath on front porch

Champ Clark Tombstone Monument

Board of Directors

Champ Clark Honey Shuck Restoration, Inc.

Nathan Lilley
Charlene McCune, Vice-President
Open, Secretary
Bob Kirkpatrick, Treasurer

Board Members:
Paulette Bruch
Ethan Colbert
Brent Engel
Nancy Guyton
Alan Hiles
Holly Johnston
Diane Kirkpatrick
Glen Leverenz
Tom Lewis
Trevor Lilley
Larry Twellman
Margie Vogel
Pam Williams

Honorary Board Members:
Millie Betz
J. Bennett Clark
Millie Jackson
Ed Lawson
Elenore Schewe

Directors’ Bios

MILLIE BETZ has been a member of the Honeyshuck Board for over thirty years, and served as Treasurer of Champ Clark Honey Shuck Restoration, Inc. for twenty-nine consecutive years, during some of which we didn’t have two nickels to rub together!  She attended the University of Missouri with a minor in Social Studies.  Her appreciation of history has led to life-long memberships in several historical organizations and a tireless commitment to The Champ Clark House.

BEN CLARK has been a long-time director and former President of the Honeyshuck Board.  He and his wife Becky live in Kirkwood, Missouri, and have four children.  Ben is a partner in Bryan Cave, LLP's international intellectual property practice group. He is a former President of the Kirkwood R-7 Board of Education, has served on the Governor's Council for Health and Fitness, and as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri,… and his Great-Grandfather was the Honorable Champ Clark!

NANCY GUYTON traded her career for a farm partnership with her husband, Harris, relocating to Paynesville in 1978, where she especially enjoys horseback riding and grandchildren spoiling.  She is a Life Member of the Missouri Federation of Garden Clubs and has been a member of the Clarksville Garden Club for thirty years.  Nancy is responsible for donating a number of items of particular interest to Honeyshuck including period lamps, kitchen ware, and the silver service, and assumes the important tasks of housecleaning, making visitors feel welcomed.

GLEN E. LEVERENZ has served as a member of the board for nearly a decade. Since 1987, Glen has been a self-employed farmer and farm manager in Pike and Lincoln counties.  Glen has been an a alderman for the City of Bowling Green, is an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, and volunteers in the community in a variety of capacities.  He and his wife, Julie, and their two children reside in rural Bowling Green.

NATHAN LILLEY signed on for Honeyshuck duty while working at the Bowling Green Times (2001-2009). While always interested in history - and all things old - Nathan's passions for local history were stoked at the Times. He wrote features on many Pike County personalities: Phoenix Suns great Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons, Cleveland Indians great John Gladstone (Jack) Graney, Pike County Illinois Deadballer Dave Altizer, and professional clown Alva Evans, to name a few. And, of course, any Bowling Green editor worth their salt has authored a story, or two, or three... about James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark.
Recent years have seen Nathan pen press releases and helped spearhead the "Champ Clark for President" effort of 2012, including the design of the pinback button. He's produced the newsletter, "From the Front Porch" and helped dig through files of documents and photos, scanning and uploading them to this website. In April 2014, Nathan re-designed the Honeyshuck flyer, and is presently working on new fund-raising efforts. And he's one of few who know what it's like to help navigate a Wooton desk as it's hoisted to the second floor of a house museum!
Moving forward, Nathan looks to help enhance the Clarks' place in history, starting at the local level with a number of new and renewed initiatives. He treasures the relationships he's made through Honeyshuck, getting to know Ted Jackson, Marilyn Millan and Bill Hungate, to name a few. And like the rest of the board, he is excited about the future.

CHARLENE McCUNE grew up in Bowling Green and is especially proud to be a part of the restoration of the home and visitor interpretation of our Home Town Hero!  She presently serves as the President of the Board of Directors and finds her work here “challenging and rewarding,” as she continues to learn how better to tell the story to guests and visitors.  Charlene is married to Tapley and they are the parents of three grown daughters.

MARGIE VOGEL is another roll-up-your-sleeves member of the board, active in community affairs and serving on a variety commissions and committees.  She is, most notably, a founding member and President of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, bringing collaborative resources to the table as The Champ Clark House explores ways to serve guests and visitors.  She is married to LeRoy, has three grown children and nine grandchildren.