Elsie Lorine Clark, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Elsie was born on February 20, 1930 in New Wells, MO.
On August 26, 1948, Elsie Schuessler married Donald Clark, the love of her life in Arkansas. Elsie was a proud homemaker who loved cooking and taking care of her family. She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. Elsie loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Schuessler, Norma (Bodenschatz) Schuessler and Esther Schuessler; and by four siblings.
She is survived by her devoted husband of seventy years, Rev. Donald Clark of Granite City, IL; loving children, Dennis Clark of Granite City, IL, Norma (Terry) Johnson of Hazelwood, MO, David (Karen) Clark of Owasso, OK and Timothy (Debbie) Clark of Granite City, IL; brother, Cletus (Sandy); sisters, Verna (Jerry), Marilyn and Shirley; proud grandmother to ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Mt. Zion General Baptist Church, 2827 Mockingbird Lane, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. at the church on Sunday, with Rev. Steven Gray officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Corinth Cemetery in Lowndes, MO.
Memorial donations may be given to Mt. Zion General Baptist Church. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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