Josephine K. Clark / 1919-2009

Published 9:31am Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Josephine K. Clark, 89, of Bluff Street, Niles, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at West Woods of Niles, following an illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Niles, with the Rev. James Slack of the church, officiating.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1919, in Lowell, Ind. to Guy G. and Ingrid Marie (Sorensen) McCoy.

The family moved to LaPorte, Ind. in 1925 and she moved to Niles in 1945.

She was employed as executive secretary of the Niles Utilities Department (now the Board of Public Works), from which she retired in 1984.

“Jo” was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Niles, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, served two terms on the Vestry and edited the church’s newsletter, The Trinity Tribune for several years.

She was also a member of the church’s Episcopal Church Women and of the Saint Veronica’s Chapter of Daughters of the King.

On April 29, 1945, in LaPorte, Ind., she married James H. Clark, who died on Feb. 17, 2002.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Clayton McCoy and a sister, Gyneth Mosher.

Surviving family includes a daughter, Kimberly Ann (Carl) McBride of Techumseh; grandson, Carl James (Susan) McBride; granddaughter, Jennifer A. (John) Kandik; great-grandchildren, Serena Lopez and Breana Kandik; brother-in-law, Glen Mosher and sister-in-law, Kate Shafer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

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