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Lois Eileen Clarke

May 3, 1931 - September 11, 2022
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Lois Eileen Clarke, 91, of Mineral City, passed away peacefully in her beloved home on September 11, 2022.

Born in Akron on May 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Lee Owen and Mary Phyllis (Sproul) Phillips. After graduating from Tuscarawas High School in 1949, Lois married her late husband, Fred Orville Clar…

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Lois Eileen Clarke, 91, of Mineral City, passed away peacefully in her beloved home on September 11, 2022.

Born in Akron on May 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Lee Owen and Mary Phyllis (Sproul) Phillips. After graduating from Tuscarawas High School in 1949, Lois married her late husband, Fred Orville Clarke on August 21, 1951.

Together, they purchased a Holstein dairy farm in 1954. Lois was the hardest working individual whether she was milking the cows and other barn chores, or tending to the land and her family. She also had two large gardens where she enjoyed growing items that she canned in the evenings. Additionally, she was a talented seamstress and could create anything she saw.

Her faith was nurtured at the New Cumberland United Methodist Church where she was a member for more than 70 years. Saturday evenings for her and her children included ironing the Sunday clothes and polishing their shoes. After church on Sunday, Lois and her children spent the afternoon visiting family until they needed to return home to tend to the cows. She lived a life of deep faith, a treasured family, and hard work, while giving thanks for the blessings each provided to her.

Lois found peace and harmony in nature, especially watching her birds, fish in the pond and caring for her flowers. She was an avid journalist, often detailing the life cycle of unnamed roses for the Jackson Perkins Corporation.

She will forever be cherished by her family including her children, Fred (Deborah) Clarke, Jr. of St Louis, MO, Debora (Steve) Mathey of Chillicothe, OH, Kim (Deborah) Clarke of Dover, Paul (Carma) Clarke of Mineral City, Tricia (John) Horn of Galena, OH, and Lori (Mark) Blacka of Bolivar; her grandchildren, M. Shane (Julie) Mathey, Heather (Jim) Young, Jason (Tricia) Clarke, Todd (Kris) Mathey, Jeffrey (Lauren) Clarke, Kimberly (Chris) Karl, Heidi (Mike) Keen, Hollie (Andrew) Krebbs, Whitney (Nick) Porter, Matthew Clarke, Amber Paschke, Ryan Blacka, Morgan Blacka, and Taylor Horn; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Peggy and Faye Phillips. Numerous nieces and nephews complete the family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lois was preceded in death by her brothers, Wayne and Gail Phillips.

Visitation will be held in the New Cumberland United Methodist Church, 4058 New Cumberland Rd NE, Mineral City, OH 44656 on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 9 to 11 a.m. A service celebrating Lois’ life will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon Campbell officiating. A private burial will take place later Thursday afternoon.

Memorial contributions in Lois’ memory may be directed to either New Cumberland United Methodist Church, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org/tribute.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

New Cumberland United Methodist Church

Address:

4058 New Cumberland Rd NE
Mineral City,, OH 44656

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

New Cumberland United Methodist Church

Address:

4058 New Cumberland Rd NE
Mineral City,, OH 44656

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Donation Information

New Cumberland United Methodist Church

4058 New Cumberland Rd NE
Mineral City,, OH 44656

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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Born: May 3, 1931
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Portia King (The Warren Twp. Community Center) posted on 9/16/22

I am so sorry for your loss! We used to take her lunches, on Mondays, from the Community Center and she was always smiling. She was a dear sweet lady!!

 

Barbara Pearl posted on 9/14/22

My deepest sympathy to the family. How fortunate to have memories of laughter and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Gary Felgenhauer posted on 9/14/22

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to lois's family. It was such a joy to her face in church. She seemed to always remember everyone's birthday. She will be deeply missed. Heaven has recieved a great soul. Gary Felgenhauer & Tabatha Edwards

 

George & Mary Baumgardner posted on 9/14/22

Our condolences to Paul and to the rest of the family and friends in the loss of such a wonderful lady.

 

Fred and Judy Davis posted on 9/13/22

To our friend Debbie and family; please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27 Fred and Judy Davis

 

Todd Mathey posted on 9/13/22

We sure are going to miss the smell of freshly baked buns in the house. We love you Nana.

 

Linda Rupert posted on 9/13/22

Jeff and Lauren: Uncle Chuck and I are praying for you both and all of your family at this time. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless and minister joy and grace as you grieve. We rejoice that she is with her Savior and King. Your family and all who loved her are in our prayers. Please accept our deepest condolences. The Rupert Family

 

Vickie Mickey posted on 9/12/22

I remember the many Summer’s I would stay with your family at the farm. Aunt Lois was an excellent cook, I still need think of her when I bake the Hershey’s chocolate cake that she often prepared. Her gardens were just so pretty, as I walked around the lawn. I’m grateful to have been fortunate to have shared time at the farm.

 

Susan Phillips posted on 9/12/22

Aunt Lois, was such a special lady. I always enjoyed staying in touch with her. I will miss her dearly. Sending prayers and love to her children. Love Susan Phillips

 

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