Zelma Clark

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Zelma Thornton Clark, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 at the Lutheran Home.

She was born June 1, 1916, in Holcomb, Mo. She first married Julius Thompson in Poplar Bluff, Mo., in 1935. He preceded her in death. She then married Ray Clark May 30, 1969, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 23, 1994. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday school and was on many of its committees and attended church camps. She was a volunteer at Southeast Missouri Hospital in the hair care department many years.

She had been a seamstress at Lowenbaum Industries over 40 years. She was a graduate of Central High School.

She is survived by a son, Tyrone Thompson and wife Diana of Cape Girardeau; a half brother, Harold Thornton of Warrenton, Mo.; and a grandchild, Jason Thompson of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Julius Thompson, and second husband, Ray Clark.

Visitation will be Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene and Alzheimer's Association.