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The Telegram
  • Ethel L. Clark

  • Mrs. Ethel L. Clark, 94, of Prescott Street, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loving family.

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  • Mrs. Ethel L. Clark, 94, of Prescott Street, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loving family.
    Mrs. Clark was born on Feb. 17, 1918, in Fairfield, a daughter of the late Howard and Myrtle (Denslow) Francisco. She received her education in Herkimer schools. On Nov. 10, 1939, she and Bruce E. Clark were married in Middleville. The coupled enjoyed a marriage of 69 years, until her beloved Bruce passed away on Nov. 8, 2009.
    Ethel was an over 60 year member of the Eastern Star and, in the 1950s, was a Girl Scout leader. She was a loving and devoted mother and homemaker and was happiest when she was caring for her family.
    She is survived by her sons, David Clark and his wife, Joyce, of Keithville, La., and Russell Clark and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Herkimer; a daughter, Lois Van Allen and her husband, Jere, of Herkimer; and sisters, Shirley Simons, of Middleville, and Carol Blust and her husband, Bill, of Stittville. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Karen Talbot and her husband, Stuart, Christopher Van Allen and his wife, Amanda, Rebecca Clark, Michael Clark, and Jimmie Lee Morgan and his wife, Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Miranda and Madeline Talbot, Amelia Van Allen and David Morgan; along with her in-laws, Loretta Clark, of Whitesboro, and Mary Clark, of Ilion. Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Bruce; sisters, Marjorie Brooks and Mary Hunt; and brothers, Ken, Frank, Howard “Pat” and Gerald “Curly.”
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer (866-1011). Ethel’s funeral will be conducted at the funeral home by Reverend Brian Engle on Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the spring at Middleville Cemetery.
    Those wishing may make a donation in Ethel’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, New York 13502. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    The family is being cared for by Kevin E. Enea, funeral director. To add to her online memorials, please visit our website at www.eneafamily.com.
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