SCOTTOWN — Darlene E. Clark, 90, widow of William M. “Don” Clark, passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Mt Carmel St Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Darlene was also preceded in death by her parents, Leroy F “Roy” and Chloe (Morris) Ellcessor, and by her first child, Linda Lee Clark, who died in 1942 at 2 years and 4 months.
Darlene, who was born on May 17, 1920, at Bradrick, Lawrence County, was the 1938 valedictorian of Windsor High School. She and Don were married at Scottown, on Dec. 15, 1938. Darlene and Don lived in the home he built north of Proctorville, for most of their 48-year marriage. She worked outside the home only during WWII. She was a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church for about 60 years, and was an active member in the ladies Gleaner’s Circle there. She was a member of the Proctorville group of the Lawrence County Homemaker’s Clubs, served as a 4-H adviser for several years, was a member of the Windsor Grange, and was a member of the Proctorville VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She and Don sold plants, shrubs, and gardening supplies during much of the 1970s and early 1980’s from a greenhouse Don built when he retired. Since 2004 Darlene had spent part of the year with her daughter’s family near Myersville, Md.
She is survived by two children, Donald R (Christina) Clark of Proctorville, and Angela (Bruce) Thompson of Middletown, Md; five grandchildren, Cynthia (Matthew) Maxson in England, Daniel R Clark of Frederick, Md., and Jacob Wm, Rachael Erin, and Seth Allen Thompson of Middletown, Md.; and two great grandchildren, Lydia Marie and Isaac Ethan Maxson in England. She is also survived by two sisters, Jewell Hineman of Gallipolis and Lois Everhart of Locanto, Fla., (formerly of Proctorville); and a brother, Mack M Ellcessor of Manitou Beach, Mich. There are many nieces and nephews.
The whole family wishes to thank the staff of Country View of Sunbury and of the Palliative Care/Hospice Care unit of Mt Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital for the wonderful care given her during the last month of her life. We also want to thank the staff of Daybreak Adult Day Services of Frederick, Md. for their assistance over the past four years. Although mom loved flowers, donations to the Mount Carmel Foundation for Hospice/Palliative Care at St. Ann’s (https://secure.mchs.com/foundation2/gift or by calling 614-546-4500 ) or to Daybreak (7819 Rocky Springs Road, Frederick, MD, 21702, Ph: 301-696-0808) would be a wonderful loving gesture.
Arrangements are being handled by Hall’s Funeral Home of Proctorville. Visitation will be at the funeral home on this evening from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Perkins’ Ridge Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.