Laura Ellen Clark

1938 - 2020

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