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Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:51 AM

April 10, 1920-May 17, 2013


Clayton E. Clark, 93, of rural Spencerville, died at 1:57 a.m. Friday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, following a short illness.

He was born on April 10, 1920, in York Twp., Van Wert County to Vernon G. and Mary E. Rempfer Clark. Both parents preceded him in death.

He married Ruby M. Wilkins on March 22, 1944. She also preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2009.

Survivors include two sons, David L. (Tanya) Clark of Lima and Paul D. (Linda) Clark of Antwerp; five grandchildren, Scott Clark of Columbus, Cristal (Jamie) Moore of Grover Hill, Shelly Clark of Spencerville, Sam Elliott of Haviland and Matt (Tera) Elliott of Garrett, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, Andrew and Megan Moore and Alisa, Mason and Ridley Elliott; and two sisters, Martha J. Clark of Venedocia and Mary J. Price of Van Wert.

A sister Clara May Kuhn preceded him in death.

Mr. Clark was a 1939 graduate of the Spencerville High School and was a lifelong farmer, retiring in 2000. He had been a member of the Spencerville Church of the Nazarene and attended the Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. In addition to his farming, he enjoyed reading, gardening and bird watching.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, Pastor Steve Savage officiating. Burial will follow in the Wright Cemetery, near Converse.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Monday and after 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Friends Church.

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