Mary L. Lark (1923 - 2014)

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Mary Lark

Mary L. Lark, nee Dohrman, 90, of Columbia, Ill., born Nov. 21, 1923, in Millstadt, Ill., passed away April 7, 2014, at de Greeff Hospice House, St. Louis, Mo.

Mary had been employed as a sales clerk at Vogt's IGA, Columbia, Ill. She was a member of Zoar United Church of Christ, New Hanover, Ill., where she had been active with the Women's Guild, and had belonged to many area card clubs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Lark, whom she married Feb. 21, 1943, in Millstadt, Ill., and who passed away June 28, 1988; her parents, William and Irene, nee Weible, Dohrman; three brothers, Clarence, William, and Norman Dohrman; and a son-in-law, James O'Neal Mitchell.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Ann Mitchell of Columbia, Ill.; a son, Larry (Phyllis) Lark of Williamsfield, Ill.; grandchildren, Tammy (Darren) Hines, Holly Dreher, and Jamy (Mark) Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Kelton Hines, Max Dreher, Meri, Brock, and Bryce Lindsey; a brother, Raymond Dohrman of Millstadt, Ill.; a sister, Irene (Marvin) Skaer of Millstadt, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Mel (Phyllis) Lark of Belleville, Ill.; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials are suggested to Zoar United Church of Christ, 9103 D Road, New Hanover, Ill. 62236, or de Greeff Hospice House, 10016 Kennerly Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63128. For more information, please access our website,

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday April 10, 2014, at Lawlor Funeral Home, with Pastor R.J. Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in the Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery, Columbia, Ill.

Funeral Home
Lawlor Funeral Home - Columbia
218 South Metter Columbia, IL 62236
Funeral Home Details
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 8, 2014