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Olive A. Clark

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 11th, 2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Olive (Ollie) A Clark, 88, passed peacefully from this life Friday evening December 7, 2012, at West hills Assisted Living Center in Corvallis, Ore.

Ollie was born on January 17, 1924, at the family farm in Weldon, Ill., to Lyle J. and Blanch  Moore.  She was the third of their four children:  LaVerne (deceased), Lorene Cole of St. Louis, Mo., Clifford More of Weldon, Ill. and Aileen King of Lake Wylie, S.C. 

Ollie raised two sons; Steve (Henderson, Nevada) and Jim (Corvallis, Ore.) in Clinton, Ill., with her first husband James F. McMahon.  She was a working mother providing clerical service at the ASCS and Revere Copper & Brass, in Clinton.

In 1976 she married James C. Clark (Jim) in Bloomington, Ill.  She and Jim enjoyed a long and loving marriage until his death in 1999.  After his retirement they enjoyed their winters in Harlingen, Texas, and their summers in Bloomington.

Ollie is survived by her sisters Lorene, Aileen, and her brother Clifford, her sons Steve and Jim; her four grandchildren Amy, Ken, Lyle, and Brennen, and her four great grandchildren, Reese, Kenny, Jordan and Cael.

She loved to laugh and she loved to dance, now she can do both with complete freedom.  

Services will be held Saturday December 15,2012. The Rev, Camilla Hempstead will officiate. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. with a Memorial services at 1:30 p.m., both at Calvert-Metzler Funeral Home, 1115 E. Washington Street, Bloomington.   She will be laid to rest at Park Hill Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, AMDF (www.macular.org).

Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at www.calvertmemorial.com

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