Lawrence James Clark

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EDINA, Mo. -- Lawrence James Clark, 99, of Edina, died Thursday (March 13, 2014) in Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

He was born July 29, 1914, in Knox County, a son of James Patrick and Mary Mabel Kriegshauser Clark. He was united in marriage to Lottie Marie Hall on May 4, 1946, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina.

Lawrence was raised in Knox County and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Edina. He was engaged in farming all of his life in Knox County, living in the same home for the past 95 years. Lawrence served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. Lawrence was employed for several years as a loan inspector for ASCS and was a substitute mail carrier on horseback.

Lawrence loved woodworking and refinished and built furniture after his retirement. Lawrence had rebuilt and restored the pulpit and various pieces at St. Joseph Church. He loved music and life and lived it to the fullest. His gift to his family was his faith, keeping a positive attitude, and a sense of humor but mostly his love to his family.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Clark, of Edina; four children, Larry Clark and his wife, Cleva, of Edina, Lou Ann (Annie) Ogilvie and her husband, Jerry, of Lake Lotawana, Regina (Gina) Morin and her husband, Jerry, of Columbia, and Jim Clark and his wife, Kyle, of Edina; two sisters, Erma Marsot of Canton and Edith Welch of Trenton; 15 grandchildren, Mary Ann Rotert and husband Greg, Matt Clark and wife Bobbi, David Clark and wife Lisa, Samuel Myers and wife Jennifer, Nick Myers and wife Nicole, Mary Morin, Annie Morin, Katie Rucinski, Emily McLouth and husband Ryan, Alex Reel and husband Matt, Paul Clark, Jonathan Clark, Joshua Clark, Laura Clark and Natalie Clark; 14 great-grandchildren, John Clark, Patrick Clark, Teddy Clark, Levi Clark, Carli Clark, Jack Rucinski, Dylan Rucinski, Kara Jane McLouth, Parker Myers, Connor Myers, Agnes Reel, Elijah Reel, Sophie Reel and Thomas Reel; two stepgrandchildren, Brian Ogilvie and wife Monika and Blake Ogilvie and wife Julia; one stepgreat-grand daughter Olivia Ogilvie; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Alma Dee Daniel of Edina; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Leona Moore and Rita Miller; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Moore, Louis Miller, Olen Welch, Vincent Marsot, Arthur and Vada Hall, Lester and Evia Hall, Russell and Viola Willey, Robert and Jane Hall, and Bertha Jean Hall.

SERVICES: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Knox County Community Center, Edina, with the Rev. Joseph Hoi and Deacon Berry conducting. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Music will be provided by Nancy Reardon, organist and his grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons Samuel Myers, Nick Myers, Matt Clark, David Clark, Paul Clark and Joshua Clark. Honorary bearers will be Jonathan Clark, Katie Rucinski, Mary Ann Rotert, Alex Reel, Emily McLouth, Laura Clark, Mary Morin, Annie Morin and Natalie Clark.

VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

MEMORIALS: St. Joseph Catholic Parish Improvement Foundation, Knox County Nutrition Site or Knox County Community Center. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO. 63537.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina.

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Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel - Edina
408 East Morgan St.
Edina, MO 63537
(660) 397-2233
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2014
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