Mrs Mary Ellen Clark, 82, of Barnesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Astoria Place of Barnesville. Mary was born on Aug. 23, 1935, in Caldwell, to the late Bernard P. and Freda M. (Deal) Butler

Mary was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was most proud and happiest when her grandchildren, nieces, nephews were by her side.

Unselfishly putting others first and tending to patients as a nurses aid for many years, this was something she loved doing.

Mary loved to cook, and had a green thumb, her love of gardening and ability to share the fruits and vegetables of her labor. She worked hard her entire life and was considered the rock of her family; her strength and determination was incredible, as was her little attitude that she was known for.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Clark who she married in 1955; two brothers Delbert and Richard Butler; a sister Eleanor Crawford; a daughter, Evelyn Hickenbottom; and a granddaughter; Carrie McCort.

She is survived by one sister, Geraldine Clark of Cambridge; two daughters, Regina McCort, Linda (Roger) Moore; two sons, George Clark, Jr. and Roger Clark all of Barnesville; ten grandchildren, Teresa (Lucas) Riley of Wheeling, James (Jessee) Moore, Cassie (Aaron) Steele, Chrissy (Jeremy) Anderson, David McCort, Melvin (Catdia) Clark, Robert Clark, Lacy Clark all of Barnesville, and Kayla Clark of Columbus; 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. The Rev. Charles Clark officiated. Burial followed in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Batesville. 

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