Melvin Clark

Saturday, March 8, 2008

SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin Clay Clark, 93, of Sedgewickville died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born Nov. 20, 1914, at Cooter, Mo., son of William Claude and Flossie Beard Clark. He and Martha Evans were married June 23, 1934.

Clark was a farmer, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Perryville, Mo., and a member of the Shriners.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Barbara Mathis of Sedgewickville, Sheila Moffett of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Clifford Tip Clark of New Madrid, Mo., Arlene Clark of Kewanee, Mo.; three sisters, Evelyn Brasher of Kentucky, Nadine Simonson of New Madrid, Ramell Smith of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers, a sister and two grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Liley Funeral Home in Patton, Mo., with a Masonic service at 6 p.m.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Rocky Tallent will officiate, with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sedgewickville.