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Obituary: Kathryn May Clark

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.

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  1. Such a beautiful woman who lived such a meaningful life full of love–truly the heart of her home and family. She was a gift, and her spirit will live on in all of those she touched so deeply. Sending my love, prayers, and deepest sympathy to the entire family. xo

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I did not know your Momma but after reading her obituary I knew I would certainly love her. For now and forward all you have are her memories, let them live on by sharing them with your family and friends. May Gods Bless you and your family.

    • ❤️ I think that’s why I have always been drawn to you, Vicki! You do for others so much and she would have loved you as much as I do!

  3. Heaven has received another of our special loved ones. She sounds like Heaven on earth to me. Wish I would have known her. I feel the loss for you and your family.

  4. I am sorry for the deep hole her absence will make in the lives of her children and granchildren. Takce comfort in knowing she is in paradise with our wonderful Lord!

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