Sharon Sue Clark, 74, of rural Virginia died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
She was born April 9, 1940, in Springfield, the daughter of Charles A. and Marcella Jones Forman. She married Ronald Gene Clark on March 12, 1960, at First Presbyterian Church in Virginia and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1999. On December 22, 2010, Sharon and Wilbur Anthony "Tony" Moore exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Virginia and he survives.
She also is survived by a son, Mark Clark (wife, Beth) of Virginia; a daughter, Mindi Armstrong (husband, Butch) of Virginia; three grandsons, Matt Clark, Clark Armstrong and Connor Armstrong; four granddaughters, Mary Beth Clark, Miranda Clark, Maureen Armstrong and Molly Armstrong; a sister, Sandra Vernon (companion, Mike Ritter) of Streator; a brother, Calvin Forman (wife, Marcia) of Virginia; a devoted companion, Tony Moore of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.
Sharon was a 1958 graduate of Ashland High School and attended Western Illinois University at Macomb. She was employed as a beautician for many years, operating a salon on the Virginia square. She devoted many hours as a volunteer for Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice and as a reading tutor for Virginia Elementary School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Virginia, where she served as a deacon, elder, clerk of the session and Sunday school teacher. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bridge with friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Virginia with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia. Memorial gifts are suggested to Shriner's Hospital for Children, Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, First Presbyterian Church,
to benefit breast cancer research or St. John's Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Apr. 15, 2014