Marjorie A. Clark
Marjorie A. Clark, 89, of St. Joseph, Ill., passed away at home at 7:07 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
Celebration of Life memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the St. Joseph United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Dinges will officiate.
Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting with arrangements.
She was born June 27, 1924, in Waggoner, Ill., a daughter of Edgar and Bertha (Lewis) Arnold.
She married Darrel Clark on June 22, 1944 in Charleston, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1966.
She is survived by two sons, Ross (Paige) Clark, of Arcadia, Fla., and Gregory (Dana) Clark, of Carmel, Ind.; one sister, Carol Stevens, of Springfield, Illinois ; a brother, Thomas Arnold, of Farmersville, Ill.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Richard, (twin brother to Ross).
Before her retirement, Mrs. Clark was a receptionist at Doddson Travel Agency and a receptionist for Dr. H. J. Kolb, in St. Joseph
Known for her delicious cherry pies, she enjoyed baking pies for family and friends.
She was a member of St. Joseph First United Methodist Church, Senior Citizens of St. Joseph, and a member of Curves. She was a St. Louis Cards fan.
Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.
I lived in the community of St. Joe for nearly 25 years. I knew Marge, first through being a patient of Doc Kolb’s, then just from community interaction over the years. She was such a delightful lady, always wearing a smile. The Obit picture is just how I remember her. My thoughts prayers go out to her family members on the loss of a very special person. I’m sure God has a special place in Heaven for Marge Clark, as she was sure an angel.
Aunt Marge was my second Mother. When I was 5 years old my parents left us with Aunt Marge while they took a rare vacation. Not fully understanding what it meant to go on vacation, I asked her, "if my Mom doesn't come home, will you be my Mom?" She said 'Oh, Honey, of course!' She wouldn't have it any other way. I also heard her say something about my having three older brothers and that my parents will simply have to come back!!
I don't really remember a time with her when I didn't see her smile or hear her laughter.
Joan Stevens Thome