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Barbara L. nee' Clark - 77

3/25/1942 - 9/14/2019

Clinton, Iowa

     Barbara L. nee’ Clark age 77 of Clinton, passed away Saturday Sept. 14, 2019 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday Sept. 19th at St. John Lutheran Church.  Following the funeral service a funeral luncheon will be served at the church. Visitation will be held Wednesday 4 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home.  Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bellevue, IA.  Casket bearers are her grandsons Jason, Justin, Aaron, Kebo, Samuel, and J.J. Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church Organ Fund.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

 

     Barbara was born on March 25, 1942 in Clinton, the daughter of Lindus and Elinor (Schmidt) Clark. Barbara was baptized into God’s family in Spragueville, IA and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John Lutheran Church in Clinton by the Rev. Paul Borgdorf.  She was employed for 40 years as a legal assistant in the law office of Bert Watson.  She was a devoted member of St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton, serving 10 years as past president of the Mary Martha Society. She was an active volunteer of The Red Cross for 15 years.

 

     Barbara is survived by her three children, Kellie Shepard of Clinton, Donald “Keith” Shepard of Clinton, and Susan (Michael) Parvin of Moline, IL;  five grandsons, Jason, Justin, Aaron, Kebo, Samuel and her two great grandson, J.J. and Christopher; and several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Marilyn in infancy, two brothers, Ivan and Merile, and her son-in-law, Sean Nelson.       

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Wednesday 4 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home.

Service:

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday Sept. 19th at St. John Lutheran Church. Following the funeral service a funeral luncheon will be served at the church. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bellevue, IA.

9 Comments

  • Susan R Parvin

    on 09/15/19

    I love you Mom xoxoxoxo
  • Lynnette Murphy

    on 09/15/19

    Dear Susan, Thank you for sending me a message about Mom. She was a very kind and loving Lady. As I lost my Mom too, just remember she always loved you and your son. She always had a smile on her face and was so helpful in Mr. Watson's office. If you ever need a time to let an emotion out, call me. Would meet and have a cup of tea or a Pepsi. Love You.
  • Jennifer McDermott

    on 09/15/19

     Susan, Thinking of you and remembering fond thoughts of your Mom. Aunt Barb will always have a special place in my heart

  • Kathy Schrader

    on 09/15/19

    I will miss Barb . We have been friends at St John's Lutheran Church for many years. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her in our Mary Martha Society. We cared for our church''s altar. Barb cared for my grandson, Wyatt from birth and always fussed over him in church. (he is now 10). I will miss not talking to her after church services. I am assured that she is with her Lorx
  • Marti Wood

    on 09/16/19

  • Marti Wood

    on 09/16/19

    Susan Thank you for letting me know about your mom's passing. Barb was a great Red Cross blood services volunteer! She was so special. We had lots of laughs, serious discussions, and friendship. I will miss her. May she rest in peace in God's arms. Hugs and prays for you and your family. Love, Marti Wood
  • Judith G. Holesinger

    on 09/16/19

    I have fond memories of all the volunteer hours when we worked together at the local Blood Drives for the American Red Cross.  Lots of fun times and good discussions. Barb was always positive and encouraging.  My sincere sympathies to the family upon your loss of a dear soul.

  • Tina Baldwin

    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    It is all too sad in reading this news.  My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the immediate family; Kellie, Keith, Susan, Donna & Janet.  May all your good times and happy memories spent together keep you strong today and always.

    God Bless you Aunt Barb.

    With Love,

    Tina & Ravin

  • Marsha Smith

    4 weeks ago

    Met your mom when she worked for Mr. Watson and I worked at the title company.  She was always so helpful when we worked together.  Later on, after we both retired, I loved talking with her at the Red Cross canteen.  This was such a surprise and your family has my sympathies.  God bless you all.

     

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