Clark, Virginia

Written by David Green.

Virginia Clark, 96, of Morenci, Mich., died Sept. 2, 2011, at The Oaks in Columbia City, Ind. 

Virginia was born March 27, 1915, in Medina Township, the daughter of George and Minnie (Parsons) Evans. On Sept. 18, 1938, in Medina Township, she married Donald Clark. He preceded her in death Aug. 15, 1987.

Virginia lived in Medina Township all of her life.  She was a Morenci High School graduate and a member of the Morenci United Methodist Church. Virginia was formerly employed at the LaRowe Insurance Agency in Morenci as a secretary, retiring in the early 1970s.

 She is survived by a daughter, Meredith (and Paul) Walker of Churubusco, Ind.; a son, James (and Lois) Clark of Morenci; four grandchildren, Kelly Gross, Von Walker, Jamie Clark and Jordan Clark; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; a great-granddaughter, Tiffany Mathias; and three sisters, Willo Reynolds, Velma Corbett and Georgianna Evans.

Funeral service are planned at noon Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Glenn Flint officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of  Whitley County, Indiana.

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