Clark, Leora

Written by David Green.

Leora Clark, 76, of Morenci, Mich., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich., where she was being cared for by Hospice of Lenawee. 

Leora was born April 22, 1933, in Waldron, Mich., the daughter of Howard and Eugenia (Lester) Phillips.  She married Maurice Clark, who survives, on March 9, 1952, in Waldron.

Leora was a Waldron High School graduate and has lived in Morenci since 1955. She was formerly employed at Perfection in Wauseon, Ohio, for 20 years.  She then worked with her husband, Maurice, at Clark's Refrigeration in Morenci until she retired.

Besides her husband, Leora is survived by three daughters, Lonnie (and Paul) Kison of Hudson, Mich., Julie (and Tim) Kruse of Morenci and Joni (and Tony) Baker of Morenci; one son, Tom (and Cindy) Clark of Morenci; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eleanor New and Ann Walker, both of Fayette, Ohio, and Deb Schaedler of Waldron; two brothers, Sonny Phillips of Fayette and Dick Phillips of Delta, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Phillips of Waldron.

Leora was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jean Beaverson; and a brother, Bob Phillips.

Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Don Crain officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County or to a charity of donor's choice.

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