Evalee E. Clark
Evalee E. Clark of Opdyke parted this world
on July 21, 2005.
She was born March 4, 1912, the eldest child
of Claude and Irene (Prince) Martin in Hamilton
County. On June 23, 1928, she married Charles A.
Clark in Hamilton County. They were married for
74 years and four months. He preceded her in death
Oct. 26, 2002.
Mrs. Clark started her first job at the age of nine.
She worked in various restaurants, hospitals and
factories over the course of her life until she retired
in 1972. She was a hard-working woman even in retirement.
She was an avid gardener. She enjoyed quilting and traveling.
She was an excellent cook; her specialty was her pies. When
she did relax, she could be found sitting on her porch
swing. she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Mrs. Clark is survived by six children, Maxine Brake of
McLeansboro, Richard Clark and wife Joyce of Mt. Vernon,
Nadine Tucker and husband Gene of Benton, Earnest Clark and
wife Shirley of Essex, Mo., Alma Lowery and husband James Sr.
of Opdyke and Phyllis Hollingsworth and husband Tom of Opdyke;
31 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-
grandchildren; a brother, Harley Martin and wife Wilma of
Fairbury; a sister, Alice Taylor of Rochelle; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an
infant son, Bobby; a son-in-law, Robert Brake; two grandchildren,
Calvin Clark and Lori Lowery; seven brothers, Gilbert, Ancel,
Robert, Dallas, Harold, Donald and Eugene; and two sisters,
Eathel Thompson and Wilma Bowers.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Gholson Funeral
Home in McLeansboro. The Rev. Robert Sefried will officiate.
Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery near McLeansboro.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Gholson Funeral
Home in McLeansboro. For more information, you may contact Gholson
Funeral Home at 643-2321.
Date: 24 Jul 2005
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman