Obituary Notice: Ralph L. Clark

Ralph L. Clark,   79 of Clearfield died on Sept. 7, 2010 at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1931 in Olanta, a son of the late Robert Clark, Sr. and Margaret (Simbeck) Clark.

Mr. Clark was employed as a heavy equipment operator for K & J Coal Co.

He was a member of the O’Shanter United Methodist Church, the Glen Richey Fire Co. and the Glen Richey Sportsman’s Club. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Royer) Clark, whom he wed Feb. 23, 1963 in Olanta,

Five children,

      Kim Kelly and fiancé Doug Robbins                                             Clearfield

      Ralph Clark, Jr. and wife Kathy                                        NJ

      Rebecca Johnson and husband Fred                                              Clearfield

      Sandra Smith and companion Dan Askey                          LeContes Mills

      James Smith and wife Marlene                                          TX                                                                                       

Eleven grandchildren:

       Tristen Kelly, Codey Kelly, Dallas Clark, Derek Johnson, Laura Bowman, Amy Jo King,

      Tyler Smith, Hile Smith, Jr., Melissa Leigey, James Smith, Jr., David Smith 

Eight great-grandchildren,

Ten brothers and sisters:

      Richard Clark and wife Carol                                                        Olanta

      Rosemary Lake                                                                              Clearfield

      Barbara Swatsworth and husband Ted                                           Clearfield

      Darlene Mulhollem and husband Dennis                                       Bigler

      Jack Clark                                                                                      Boyertown

      Norma Freeman and husband Donald                                           NC

      Franklin Clark                                                                                Olanta

      Edward Clark                                                                                 Olanta

      Sylvia White                                                                                  Olanta

      Joyce Bowding and husband Donald                                                         Curwensville 

And numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Smith and Richard Smith, three grandchildren, Ralph Clark, III, Dakota Clark, Carolyn Clark, a sister Iva King and two brothers, Robert Clark, Jr. and Dean Clark.

Funeral services will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Christine Freeman-Frank officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Olanta.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9-10:00 a.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to O’Shanter United Methodist Church, in care of Pastor Christine Freeman-Frank, PO Box 416, Bigler, PA 16825.

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