|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1910|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 2007|
Hope A. Clark, 97, of Waukon, IA, died Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 am at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon, with Rev. Richard Iles officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 10:00 am until time of service at the church on Saturday.
Hope Adelaide Clark was born on March 2, 1910 in Staples, MN in a log cabin that her father had built. She was the daughter of John Allison and Mattie Emma (Shaw) Haining. After graduating from Staples High School, she attended the University of Minnesota and then graduated with a degree in education from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. She began teaching school in Castalia, IA where she met Keith Winters Clark at a church social. The two were married on May 29, 1938 in Staples, MN and returned to the Forest Mills area of Allamakee County, IA where Hope soon became a busy homemaker and mother. After her children were in school, she returned to teaching in Waterville and Dorchester. Later she worked as a nurse's aid at both Dr. Rominger's office and Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She also did bookkeeping for her and Keith's business, Waukon Implement.
Hope was a very active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and participated in various women's organizations. She was also a member of Eastern Star. Hope's special interests included reading, gardening, raising house plants and flowers, crochet, quilting and handiwork. She was an excellent seamstress and when the children were young made many of their clothes. Hope always had a ready smile, and her good sense of humor made her a friend to everyone she met.
Survivors include her four children, Barbara (Lee) Kuska of Beloit, WI, Sally Miller of Marshalltown, IA, Bill (Marilyn) Clark of Waukon and Tom (Marita) Clark of North Liberty, IA; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois (Tom) Lind of Tacoma, WA. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Keith, who died in 1998; a son-in-law, Gregg Miller; 3 brothers, John, Roscoe and Roger Haining; and 3 sisters, Wilma Lennon, Miriam Meyer and Barbara Ryan.
Casketbearers are Larry Straate, Larry Lamborn, Keith Kerl, Clark and Scott Bollman and Mike Miller.
John Allison Haining (1885 - 1949)
Mattie Emma Shaw Haining (1881 - 1939)
Keith Winters Clark (1915 - 1998)*
William Haining Clark (1943 - 2007)*
Created by: Marcia Bollman Harris -h...
Record added: Nov 14, 2007
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