SHIRLEY LEE SPRAGUE CLARK CARMEL, IN Shirley Lee Sprague Clark, 84, of Carmel, passed away October 30, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born August 15, 1928 to Marvin William and Albertina (Morehouse) Sprague of Wheatfield, IN, the second eldest of four daughters. A member of the greatest generation, Shirley and her older sister were "Rosie the Riveters" during the later part of WWII. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority while in college at Indiana University (class of 1951). Following graduation from IU, Shirley taught second grade in Indianapolis before marrying Dr. George A. Clark and raising their family of three children. She was active for more than 50 years with the Indianapolis Day Nursery and the Indiana Museum of Art Woman's Alliance. Shirley is survived by her husband of 60 years, George A. Clark, MD of Carmel; three children and their spouses: G. Gregory Clark, MD (Anne Cofield-Clark, MD) of Indianapolis, James S. Clark of Irvine, CA, and Karin Clark-Ott (Giffen) of Manhattan Beach, CA; seven grandchildren: Brandon Clark of Marion, TX, Cameron Clark of San Diego, CA, Kristen Clark of Manhattan Beach, CA, Stephanie Clark of Chicago, IL, G. Clark Ott of New York City, NY, A. Cole Ott of San Francisco, CA, and Chase A. Ott of Manhattan Beach, CA; sister, Mary Maul of Kouts, IN; and sister-in-law, Marty Rice of Chapel Hill, NC; 12 nieces and nephews; and many grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters: Betty McKibben of San Antonio, TX and Gretchen Van Keppel of DeMotte, IN. Services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon at St. Luke's United Methodist Church with family and friends gathering from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Humane Society of Indianapolis. You are invited to share a personal memory of Shirley and sign the guestbook by visiting the website: www.leppertmortuary.com
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Published in The Times on Nov. 1, 2012
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