The Ottumwa Courier

March 26, 2014

Darrell Clark


Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Darrell R. Clark, 88, fomerly of 716 Prosser, died at 5:05 a.m. March 26, 2014, at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center.

He was born January 10, 1926, in Bloomfield to Howard and Victoria Caroline Dyer Clark. He married Rosalie Fogle, and she preceded him in death in 1987. He married Vernarose Hornback on February 13, 1988.

Darrell was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy. He worked for many years for the city of Ottumwa, retiring in 1989.

He attended First Church of the Open Bible.

Darrell was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and working with his roses.

Surviving are his wife, Vernarose; two daughters, Loretta Lynn (Jim) Shiftlett of Christiansburg, Va., and Rosetta (Hal) Neal of Drakesville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Don Clark of Bloomfield.

He was preceded in death by two sons, John Simmers and Rodney Clark; a brother, Delbert Clark; and a sister, Dorothy Burrows.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Visitation begins 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the family.


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