The bereaved ones have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sorrow.
Of the three sons and three daughters left to mourn the loss of this kind and faithful mother, Wellington, the oldest son, resides at Lowell, Mrs. Mary Hansen and Henry Hackley are married and live near their parents' home; while Ora, Merwin and Leona remain with their father. In addition to the devoted husband and children Mrs. Clark leaves four brothers and five sisters, her family having been one of the largest in this section and her ancestors were among the first of the white settlers of this country, her father being the first white child born in Kankakee county. Her grandfather, the old country doctor, was a regular and welcome caller in every home.
While Mrs. Clark's entire life was spent in our midst and she was well and favorably known to all; yet her natural home and loving and retiring disposition led her to devote her time and best attentions to her home and family hence the community at large has felt the beneficent effects of her estimable life only indirectly
In early life she was a regular attendant at church services and remained a member of the Baptist church to the end. She was also a worthy member of the Royal Neighbors, although her long illness, covering a period of about eight years, has prevented her from enjoying the privileges of fraternal fellowship. Her failing health was borne with patient fortitude and although she has been shut off from the outer world for many months yet her strength of character asserted itself to the last and she passed peacefully to the better world on Wednesday, August 10, 1921.
Go to Lodema Hayhurst Clark, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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