The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

April 30, 2012

Virginia Clark, 84, Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — Virginia R. Clark, 84, of Ottumwa and formerly of Kirkville, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012 at The Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa.

She was born March 28, 1928 in Howard County to Dale and Alta Lane Lappin. She was married to James D. Clark for 25 years.

A graduate of Cedar High School, she had worked 16 years as a nurse’s aide at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was a collector and had a love for antiques. She enjoyed bluegrass music, flowers and watching birds.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Clark, of Garden City, Mo., Mark Clark, of Albia, Matthew (Stephanie) Clark, of Garden City, Mo.; two daughters, Marla (Wylie) Barnett, of Kansas City, Mo., and Melinda (Bob) Gomez, of Ottumwa; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Hynick, of Oskaloosa, Ila (Paul) Osborne, of Bethany, Mo., Lola (Sanford) Owens, of Oskaloosa; and a sister-in-law, Donna Lappin, of Fremont.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Dustin Keeton; and a brother, Douglas Lappin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home; with Pastor Bud Lane officiating.

Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in Kirkville.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, P.O. Box 1149, Ottumwa, IA 52501.

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