Christine S. Clark

  • Born: October 4, 1931
  • Died: March 31, 2015
  • Location: Carmel, Indiana

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Christine S. Clark 83, passed away March 31, 2015. She was born Oct. 4 1931, in Owensboro, Ky., one of seven daughters of Myrtle (Waltrip) Shelton and Robert E. Shelton. She married her Owensboro Senior High School sweetheart, Joseph R. Clark, on Dec. 2, 1950. She soon began to mold her family, one of the first steps being to put her husband through University, a task she completed in 1956. During the University years while busy as a mother, bread winner and hostess to an impromptu study hall for her husband's bachelor friends, who were always hungry, she was elected Queen of the Engineers Ball in 1955. After University their career had them leaving Kentucky, living in Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut and finally back to Indiana. She was an outstanding natural gardener having grown up on a farm, and was always active in the local gardening community where she lived, volunteering her time and talent to beautify all she touched. Each time she moved to a new location, she left good friends and beautiful gardens. She took Iris bulbs from the family farm on her first move and always dug some to take to the new home, bringing that very old strain to its new home. She was also an excellent cook and superb Hostess. She loved preparing meals for family and friends and the parties she gave for holidays, family milestone events and business occasions were masterpieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Ruby Baird, Jean Baker, Martha Harpe and Anne Leishman, all of Owensboro Ky. and Betty Collins of Wise Va. She is survived by the family to whom she was devoted; her husband of over 64 years, Joseph R. Clark; son Joseph P. Clark (Barbara); son John M. Clark; daughter Susan Clark; grandchildren: John R. Clark; Jessica Clark (Felix Yau), Catherine Clark (Jeff Hammel); Sarah Clark; Cassie Roth (David); Molly Wormly (Kevin); great grandchildren: Kamby Beatty, Kayden Beatty, Chase Hammel, Addison Hammel and Daniel Roth; sister Ida Wood of Liberty Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend special gratitude to Jennifer Hilton, RN and Dr. Michael Robertson of I.U. Health and all of the caring people at St. Vincent Hospice and Senior1Care.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive, with interment in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Great Family...Comes from Great Parents. Her Legacy will go on, and you can see the way she raised her wonderful kids, Grandkids, and Great Grandkids. Kelly Jo and I love this whole family!

Posted by Dave Hoffman - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   April 03, 2015

Joe & Family: Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers..........God Bless you All!!

Posted by Dave Rider - Murrells Inlet, SC - Friend of The Famly   April 03, 2015

To the Clark Family - we want to send our sympathy, and are very sorry for your loss. We hope your sadness is brief, and that the good memories remain for a long time.

Posted by Todd Chittick & Family - Concord, CA   April 02, 2015

We are thinking of you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss and I want you to know if you need anything at all, we're here. Lots of love and hugs to you and your family.

Posted by Wendy Wethington    April 02, 2015

Mom,Jean Baker, said Chris is as beautiful on the in side as she is on the out side and that is reflected by her beautiful Family.. I will weep for your loss and pray for your comfort but her Heavenly Father has called, Chriss come home. I thank God there will be a family reunion.

Posted by mike baker - palm coast, FL - nephew   April 02, 2015

John and the whole Clark family, we would like to express our sympathy for your loss. Johnny although we didn't know your mother, it is obvious she must have been a wonderful person just be the way she impacted your life. She should be proud of how you turned out, one of the best people on the planet.

Posted by Kevin & Susan Medved - Hobart, IN - friends   April 02, 2015

We want to send our condolences to the family. I never met Mrs. Clark but through her son knew she was a special woman. I am sure she will be missed immensely. Prayers for the family through this very difficult time.

Posted by Kenny &Janice Altom - Indianapolis, IN - Friends of Johnny Sr.   April 01, 2015


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