|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1892|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1985|
Buena Vista County
Ethel Irene Clark was born on August 19, 1892 in Audubon County, Iowa. She was one of 14 children of Riley Ponder and Hattie (Reed) Clark. On 1 February, 1913 she was united in marriage to Benjamin James Whitmore and to this union they had two daughters, Elloween Harriet born 6 August, 1914 and Evelyn May born 24 November, 1915. They lived and farmed in Audubon County for years, sometime before the year 1933 they had separated because she remarried in 21 September, 1933 to Vern Ira Lillie. Vern was born on 25 June, 1890 and was a local farmer near Guthrie Center. Ethel and Vern most of their life in Guthrie County, till her death on 30 Dec 1985 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Vern; four brothers, two sisters and one grandchild Shiley Bell.
She is buried beside Vern in the Union Cemetery at Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa.
Obituary Notice Guthrian, 13 January, 1986;
Ethel Irene Lilley daughter of Hattie and Riley Clark, born Audubon County, Iowa, 19 August, 1892. Died at Methodist Manor, Storm Lake, Iowa on 30 December, 1985. She married Vern Lillie on 21 September, 1933, he passed away in 1969. Preceded death by parents, husband and one daughter Evelyn Butt. Survivors one daughter Ellowene Owens of Creston, Iowa three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchildren, Two sisters Josephine Swanson of Joplin, Missouri, and Helen Roberts of Greenfield, Iowa, three brothers Hardy Clark of Marshalltown, Iowa, Ben Clark of Crestline, California, and Riley Clark Jr. of Atlantic. Funeral services held at 1st Christian Church of Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa, interment will be at Union Cemetery age at death was 93 years, 4 months, and 11 days
Vern Lillie (____ - 1968)
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Record added: Oct 04, 2012
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