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Mary Helen Clark


1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Mary Helen Clark Obituary
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Heaven's angels welcomed another angel home. Mary Helen Clark went to see her God and our Dad. Her husband and brothers and sister and mother and dad were all waiting for her. All of those left behind will miss her. She was born on May 15, 1928 in Vesey, Texas to Ernest Mannon Newman and Mary Artesia McElyea Newman. Mom was raised mostly in Sylvester, where she lived with her 12 brothers and sisters. She was a telephone operator in Sylvester when operators had to plug in each call and ring the number. She came to Sweetwater to work in the telephone office, when the office in Sylvester closed. She once completed a call for Don Ameche and worked over a week during World War II getting a call through to China. She later worked for over 20 years for a local grocery store and in their pharmacy. She did all of this while raising two boys and a husband. She was the neighborhood mother and every kid in the neighborhood was hers. She made our clothes, cooked our meals, and led our Cub Scouts and healed our broken hearts and loved us.
Mary Helen leaves behind two sons, Robert Clark and wife Linda and Donnie Clark and wife Cheryl. She also has grandsons, Gary Clark and wife Lucretia, Matt Clark and wife Christina and Lance Clark and wife Alicia. She leaves granddaughters, Jennifer Speed and husband Brandon and Lacey Clark, Summer Turner, Cassie Sanchez and Becky Rodriquez. Her great-grandchildren include Jessalyn Porter and husband Jared, Korbin Vierus and Kamden Clark, Hayden and Hayleigh Clark and Cameron Wilson, Keegan Encizo, Izaeha Salinas and Riley Marie Salinas. Great-great-granddaughter, Ainsley Grace Porter is due in the fall. She also has two brothers, Frank Newman and wife Joy and Mannon Newman. Her sisters are Carolyn Smith, Johnnie Lee, Wanda Hill, Glenna Campbell and Sue Conklin. There are many nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own. There are many many friends left to remember her fondly. Her co-workers respected her integrity and dedication.
She was preceded in death be her husband, Bob Clark on March 26, 2012; by her mother and dad; brothers, Wayne Newman, Charles Newman and E.M. Newman, Jr.; and her sister, Rita.
Funeral services are set for Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Rev. Lester Cavitt officiating. Interment will be at Sweetwater Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Matt Clark, Lance Clark, Gary Clark, Brandon Speed, Jared Porter and Jamie Allred.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Carnathan and Dennis Kiker.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the funeral home .
Online condolences can be made at www.mccoy.fh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Apr. 17, 2015
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