Betty Clark
Richard A Henry Funeral Home Inc
703 Capital Ave Sw
Battle Creek, MI
Betty J. Clark

Battle Creek

Betty J. Clark, age 83, of Battle Creek, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015. She was born June 14, 1932 in Turney, Missouri the daughter of Harry B. and Nora Alice (Hiatt) Clark. Betty was a 1950 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School, graduated from Western Michigan University in 1960 with a Bachelor Degree in Education and went on to earn her Master Degree in Education from Western Michigan University. Betty taught in the Harper Creek Community Schools from 1960 until her retirement in 1986 at both Wattles Park and Harper Creek Junior High. She was a member of AARP, MARSP and MEAR.

Surviving are her partner of 65 years: Silver Lee Garske of Battle Creek; two nieces: Margot Lee Bemer of Mattawan and Donna (Jack) Patterson of Kalamazoo; nephew: Joe Bemer of Allegan; sister: Nora Maxine Eckler and brother: Donald Leroy Clark both of Kalamazoo. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister: Margaret Clark Bemer and two brothers: Charles Maurice Clark and Harry Clark Jr.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. today at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday September 9, 2015 at the Funeral Home with Pastor Jeanie Kucks officiating and interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the interment service a reception will be held for those attending. Memorial contributions may be given to The Food Bank of South Central Michigan.

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Published by Battle Creek Enquirer from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2015.
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I am sorry for your loss. God will open his hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16
September 14, 2015
Miss Clark was one of those teachers you just never forgot. And she never forgot who we were either. God comfort her family and Ms Garske at this difficult time.
Julie Squires
September 10, 2015
Miss Clark was my 7th grade teacher at Wattles Park. I had Mono and missed 2 months of school she would come to my house bring my homework and help me on her own time. I will always appreciate her what she did for me and many others.
Julie Smith Sutton
September 10, 2015
Miss Garske, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We sure had fun with you two at the GAA functions.
Karen Fick Urick
September 9, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to Miss Garske and to Miss Clark's family.
Julaine Nichol-Paltelki
September 8, 2015
Miss Clark touched so many lives in a positive way. I have nothing but good memories of her. My heart goes out to the family, especially to Miss Garske. What a wonderful life to have shared.
Mary Noggle (King)
September 7, 2015
I have many happy and fun memories of having Miss Clark for my 7th grade teacher at Wattles Park Junior High School. My thoughts and prayers are with you Miss Garske during this very sad time for you. Miss Clark was a wonderful inspiration to so many.
Patricia Shew-Roffey
September 7, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with Betty's family and to her partner (Sliver Garske)...
Stephen Cutler
September 7, 2015
Prayers to Silver and the whole family during this tough time. Betty was a true joy to be around. I looked forward to our weekly visits at Finley's. I'll miss her dearly.
Molly LaBelle
September 7, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with Betty's families and partner (Sliver)...She will be missed and touched by so many.
Steve Cutler
September 7, 2015
Mrs. Clark,
Thank You For Touching Our
Life's at Harper Creek.
Donna Dean
September 7, 2015
prayers going out to family and Ms Garske. she left an awesome legacy and she will live forever in her students who she taught more than math. she taught respect and careing also
September 7, 2015
My prayers are with the family. I had Ms. Clark as a teacher and loved her. She was a great teacher.
Carolyn Keck - Garrett
September 7, 2015
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