Marcella Clark, age 84 of Bartelso, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.
Mrs. Clark was born in Bartelso on July 9, 1931, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Bergmann) Winkeler. She married James E. Clark, Sr. at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso on July 3, 1951, and he survives.
She is also survived by her children – Gary Clark and wife Sue of Trenton, Ron Clark and wife Melody of Breese, Karen Beel of Bartelso, Jeff Clark and wife Donna of Bartelso, Sandy Albers and husband Dennis of Bartelso, Jim Clark, Jr. and wife Arlene of Carlyle, Melinda Thole and husband Dave of St. Rose, Donna Hellman of Bartelso, Paula Clark of Bartelso, Chris Clark and wife Karen of Beckemeyer, Lisa Kauling and husband Scott of Carlyle, and Robert Clark and wife Kelly of St. Jacob; 31 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren; a sister – Cleo Krebs of Carlyle, and her sisters-in-law – Aggie Winkeler of Bartelso, Josephine Winkeler of Breese, Sarah Kues and husband Carl of Keyesport, and Mary Phelps of Meridian, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 grandsons – Timothy Clark and Taylor Clark; a great granddaughter – Emma Rose Davis; a son-in-law – Jim Beel; her siblings – George Winkeler and wife Rose, Rudolph Winkeler, Frank Winkeler, Albert Winkeler and wife Helen, Edward Winkeler and wife Helen, Marie Winkeler, Johanna Fuehne and husband Ted, Josephine Kunkel and husband Edward, and Betty Gebke and husband Isadore; and her in-laws – Doyel Phelps, Regis Krebs, Bill Clark and wife Adeline, and Anna Mae Foster and husband Fred.
Marcella was a member of St. Cecilia Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and the church choir. She loved quilting and bowling, and ran the Knights of Columbus Blood Drive in Bartelso for many years alongside her husband.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, November 30, 2015 at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso with Fr. Jim Buerster, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Cecilia Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle on Sunday, November 29, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Monday, November 30, from 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Clark are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home.
Zieren Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, Il 62231