Betty J. Clark (1926 - 2010)

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Betty J. Clark, 83, of Springfield, and formerly of the Meredosia area, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Versailles, the daughter of Alva and Eva Hullett Perry. She married John J. Clark, and he preceded her in death in 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Wade) Bumgardner of Springfield and Vicki of Jacksonville; one son, Darryl Clark of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Loretta, Stoney, Stephanie and Hali; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dean (Beulah) Perry of Versailles. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Perry; and one brother, Gilbert Perry.

Mrs. Clark was an avid reader. She and her husband were active in the Democratic Party. She loved and was the strength of her family.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia, with burial at Versailles West Cemetery. The family will meet friends from noon-1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to any local food pantry. Condolences may be left at
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Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home, Meredosia Chapel
117 S. Putnam St.
Meredosia, IL 62665
(217) 584-1514
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Jan. 7, 2010
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