August 13, 1935 – October 3, 2020
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Kathryn May Clark (nee Pearcy), age 85, of Mackinaw, IL, formerly of Dolton, IL, and Munster, IN, was welcomed into Heaven on October 3, 2020. She was a mother of six, grandmother of 16, and great-grandmother of five. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Darrell Clark; sons: Mark (Cory) and Michael (Maureen); daughters: Pam (Greg) Barnard, Carrie (Paul) Steinweg, Jennifer (Rob) and Becky (Tim); grandchildren: Kelly (Joe) Lazar, Colleen (Alex) Huxley, Katy (Tyler) Metcalf, Ryan Barnard, Bradley Steinweg, Matthew Clark, Chandler Steinweg, Carter Steinweg, Brandon Steinweg, Ian Steinweg, Elizabeth Hahn, Elise Hahn, Jerry Hahn, Jack Hahn, Eli Geier, and Arianna Geier; great-grandchildren Sarah Huxley, Kyle Huxley, Colton Metcalf, Lola Lazar, and Tenley Metcalf; sister Lori Disque; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Richard Merle and Carrie Ena (nee Jones) Pearcy; brothers: Nelson “Pat” Pearcy, Richard “Gene” Pearcy, John “Johnny Bill” Pearcy; sister: Myrtle “Ellen” Potts; and son-in-law Jerry Piaskowski.
Born in Charleston, Illinois, Kathie attended Charleston High School. After high school, she worked as a nurse’s aide and later in retail and child care. She was an avid reader and deep conversationalist with many talents, including home decorating, journaling, drawing, quilting, storytelling, and playing word games, and she had an infectious laugh. She was a great cook of comfort food, and no one could make a better pot of chicken and dumplings than her. She cherished her role as a mother and grandmother and had a whole songbook of nursery rhymes at the ready, a comforting lap and chest pillow for rocking little ones, and captured the perfect spot on the neck for tickling. A Christian woman with a kind and loving heart, she left an impression on everyone she met.
Kathie always said not to wait until she was gone to buy her flowers. She wanted to enjoy them while she was alive. So, in lieu of sending flowers, remember her by buying a bouquet for your own mother or wife, or a mother in your life, or by making a contribution in her memory to the Student Mindful Awareness Fund, c/o Heartland Bank and Trust, 116 S. Main St., Mackinaw, IL 61755. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.