Mary Clark


BLUFFTON -- Mary Elizabeth Clark, 88, passed away June 16, 2014, at 6:47 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

Mary was born August 26, 1925, in McGuffey, Ohio, to the late John M. and Merle M. (Lewis) Canaan. On April 29, 1944, she married James A. "Cappy" Clark, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1981.

Mary retired from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton. She was a 1943 graduate of Ada High School. She was a member of the Beaverdam Church of Christ. Mary had been a volunteer for the Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary. She had also worked at the Shannon Theatre in Bluffton following retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and most of all her family.

Survivors include two sons, J. Steven (Mary) Clark of Paulding, Ohio, Thomas G. Clark of Fishers, Ind.; a granddaughter, Catharine (Eric Robinson) Clark of London, Ontario; a grandson, Hayden James Clark of Fishers, Ind.; a great-granddaughter, Naomi Clark-Robinson; and a sister, Marjorie Jordan of McGuffey, Ohio.

Mary was preceded in death by four sisters, Maxine Barfell, Ruth Runser, Ople Dranzyk and Elsie Wilson; and two brothers, Gail Canaan and Austille Jarvis.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, with Pastor Sam Wireman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Bluffton High School Athletic Boosters or Beaverdam Church of Christ. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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