Laura Ellen Clark

1938 - 2020

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Laura Ellen Clark, 82, of rural Van Buren, passed away at 6:28am on Friday, June 26, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Laura was born on May 25, 1938 in Vanlue, OH, the daughter of Frank and Dortha Mae (Sites) Hendricks. Laura married D. Neil Clark on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1959, and he survives, along with daughters Teresa (Tim) Jones of Findlay and Bonnie (David) Atwell of Perrysburg and son, Roger (Marcy) Clark of Van Buren, and step son Philipp Neil Clark of Kenton. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Brittany (Brian) Fincham, Hailey (Patrick) Wallace, Lauren (Isaiah) Schumacker, Tyler (Carly) Clark, Sydney Atwell and great grandson, Case Fincham. Laura is also survived by brother Charles Hendricks and sister Ruth Ann Weisbrod both of Cleveland, OH. She is preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers Lowell and Lynn Hendricks and a sister, Betty Puchta. Laura was an active member of the Van Buren Methodist Church and a recent attendee of the St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. A 1956 graduate of Vanlue High School where she was the head majorette and also played basketball. Laura enjoyed shopping, gardening, swimming classes for arthritis at the YMCA, and helping her husband, Neil, in the farming operation. Laura was very proud that she was able to help women through the Neil and Laura Clark Center at the Blanchard Valley Health System. She was a switchboard operator and receptionist at Whirlpool, Bell Telephone Co., RCA, and a saleswoman at multiple clothing stores. Family was the utmost joy in Laura's life, and she cherished her children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank Bridge Home Health and Hospice for all of the care they provided to Laura. Visitation will be held from 1:30 - 2:00PM on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Bechtel Cemetery, Van Buren. The graveside service will begin at 2:00PM at the cemetery. Memorials can be given to the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation, Neil and Laura Clark Center, 1900 S. Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840 or Findlay Family YMCA, 300 E. Lincoln Street, Findlay, OH 45840. Arrangements are being handled by COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be given at www.coldrencrates.com


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Bechtel Cemetery [Map]

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    Sunday, June 28th 2020 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Graveside Service:

    Sunday, June 28th 2020 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Bechtel Cemetery [Map]
    Township Road 229
    Van Buren, Ohio 45889

  • Final Resting Place:

    Bechtel Cemetery [Map]
    Township Road 229
    Van Buren, Ohio 45889

  • Contributions:

    Blanchard Valley Health Foundation - Clark
    Neil and Laura Clark Center
    1900 S. Main Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Findlay Family YMCA - Clark
    300 E. Lincoln Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Tim and Teresa Jones and Clark Family
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Beth Breitigam Hurd
So sorry to hear the loss of your mom Laura. Megan still called her Grandma Clark. She was always there at get togethers in the early days when Megan and Brittany were toddlers . She made the best Mac and cheese! It’s hard to lose a parent but she lives on in all of you. May her memories give you peace.



To : The Clark Family
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Tracy Rozelle Susko
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Laura was a wonderful woman and I have many fond memories of her as I was growing up. Prayers and love to you all



To : Pat and Hailey Wallace
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Mark Alison and Luke Echelberry
We are so sorry for your loss and thinking of you both during this difficult time. We love you!



To : Neil Teresa Bonnie Roger and family
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Elaine Evans and Matthew
Laura will always have a special place in my heart and memory. So many good times were spent with our families together. I'll always remember our camping trip and Old Man's Cave. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Elaine and Matthew



To : The Clark family
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Kelly Dave Copeland
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Find peace that Laura is now resting in the Arms of our Lord. I am truly blessed to have known the Clark and Jones' families and truly value their friendship. Love and Hugs, Kelly & Dave



To : Neil Teresa Bonnie Roger and families
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Judy and Mike Rozelle
I am so sorry to hear of Laura's passing. There are so many wonderful memories with our families through many years.She will definitely be missed. If I can do anything please let me know. Love to you all.




To : Teresa Clark Jones
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Carol Wickard
I am so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family 🙏



To : Teresa Clark Jones
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Cathy Earl
Teresa, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom



To : Teresa Clark Jones n Family n the Clark Family too
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Cathy Earl
Teresa n all the Family, My thoughts n prayers are with you through your loss, hugs, hope you may find Peace n comfort during this time of grief.R.I.P Laura



To : The family
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Fred and Karen Green
Our prayers are with you all. We know Laura is in a beautiful place walking freely. We will not be able to attend her service, but we will be with you in your hearts. ❤️



To : Neil
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Sharon Nagy
So sorry that you lost Laura. She was not only your wife but your partner and best friend! I always enjoyed Laura and my visiting with her. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Sharon



To : Neil and Family
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Dave and Carolyn Bearden
We are so sorry for your loss. Laura was a delightful and loving person. We always enjoyed her smile and talking with her at St Andrews. May she rest in peace now that she is is God's arms.
Dave and Carolyn



To : Neil Teresa Bonnie and Roger
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Kathy Drerup Natal
My sincere condolences are with you. May you find comfort and peace as you lean on each other during this time of loss.



To : The Clark Family
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Shari Routson-Griggs
Laura, will truly leave a large absence in many lives, some of my best memories growing up, was time spent at the Clark house, with Laura, and the kids. Laura was always a joy to meet, on one of her shopping trips, what a sweet soul. Thank you Laura, and the whole Clark family for being apart of my teen years. Sympathy to you, Laura will be a wonderful angel. Sadly missed.



To : Neil Clark and families
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Steve Donna and Tyler Barber
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We really feel the pain you are in right now. Remember all the wonderful times you all shared together. We are hoping that brings comfort and healing to you.



To : Teresa and Tim Jones
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Suzi and Dave Healy
Teresa and Tim; We ache for your loss as you pass into this time of sadness that cannot be measured. Hold each other tight and walk often. She will forever be with you in your heart and spirit.




To : neil clark
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : jim and pat gerdeman
Neil, We were sorry to read of Laura's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.




To : Neil and family
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Judy Jerry Miles and family
Sorry to hear about Laura. You have our deepest sympathy.



To : Roger Marcy and family
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Chris Dana Drew Abby
Thinking of all of you during this sad time and hoping you have many wonderful memories to sustain you through the days ahead.



To : Neil Clark
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Karen Feigert-Brown
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Laura. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she came into the YMCA! Karen Feigert=Brown (former front desk at the Y)



To : Teresa
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Becky Benson Miller
Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved seeing your mom at school events when I was growing up. She was so vibrant and radiant. I know you will miss her terribly. Hold fast to the happy memories.



To : The Clark Family
Date :Saturday, June 27th 2020
From : Brian Hendricks
Dear Family,

I just discovered the news about Laura’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. I haven’t seen you all in awhile but I will always remember her kindness and her asking about myself and Mom and Dad and having a pleasant conversation about things and discussing the Hendricks family and things about Vanlue..

In Christ our hope and peace.



To : The Clark Family
Date :Sunday, June 28th 2020
From : David Hutson
I am so sorry that we have lost Aunt Laura. I will remember her fondly, always. I know she is at peace. I hope that all of you are, as well. I will always remember my summer visits to The Clark home, as a young boy. I am not certain that Aunt Laura knew what to make of me, then. But I know she tried! Rest in peace, Aunt Laura. Bless you, Uncle Neil, Theresa, Bonnie, Roger, and Skip.



To : The Clark Family
Date :Sunday, June 28th 2020
From : Charles and Carol Breitigam
So sorry for your loss.



To : The Clark family
Date :Sunday, June 28th 2020
From : Chris and Nicole Alexander
I have many fond memories of Laura and her radiant smile while Neil and my father would be out in the fields. Her entire family has been such a blessing to us through the years. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.




To : The Clark family
Date :Sunday, June 28th 2020
From : Tom and Pat Hartman
Our sympathies to all of you.



To : Neil Teresa Bonnie Roger and family
Date :Sunday, June 28th 2020
From : Barb Bevins Skinner and family
I don’t even know how to begin to express the heartache I am feeling. Laura had been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. She was more than a neighbor or my best friends mom. She was a Mom to me and I Loved her Dearly!! I will cherish the many wonderful memories of all the time I spent with all of you! I wish More than anything, that I could have been with all of you during this time! I am sending my Love and Hug’s to each of you. Please give Dad Clark a big hug from me, and tell him I am sorry I couldn’t be there. Tell him I Love him



To : Neil Teresa Tim Bonnie Roger Marcy and families
Date :Sunday, June 28th 2020
From : Kevin Karen Flanagan
My deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of Laura. I would have been at the funeral, but my Goddaughter’s First Communion was today at the same time. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Kevin Flanagan



To : Teresa Jones
Date :Monday, June 29th 2020
From : Miguel and Amy Jordan
We are both so saddened to hear about your mother passing. We are thinking of you and praying for your family to get through this time. We are here if there’s anything you need. Take care, Miguel and Amy



To : Neal and family
Date :Monday, June 29th 2020
From : Nancy and Bill Recker
Neal, we want to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have know Laura since we moved to Findlay, and our oldest daughter went to kindergarten with your daughter.
I know she will be missed, but she is in heaven and watching down on all of us. Nancy and Bill



To : Neil Clark and Family
Date :Monday, June 29th 2020
From : John And Kathy Barber Haley
We are so sorry to hear about Laura. So many wonderful memories of times together. Laura was so proud of you all. You were her life. Hold fast to your memories and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you all!



To : Neil and family
Date :Thursday, August 6th 2020
From : Dick Marcia Kelley
We're so sorry to learn of Laura's passing. It was a joy knowing her while our kids were growing up at Van Buren. An especially fun time was giggling over a glass of wine or two at a wedding reception. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed!



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