VERNON GEORGE CLARK
Vernon George Clark, 78, Pomona, Kan., passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home.
Family members plan to receive friends 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, March 25, 2014, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa. Services are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home. Burial is to follow the service at Dean Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Tecumseh, Kan., the son of Lester and Rosa (Snyder) Clark, at the family home, where they lived until he was two months old when they moved “up on the hill” in Pomona.
He remained a lifelong resident of the community, growing up, attending school, graduating, marrying and raising his family in rural Pomona. He spent his life in the community, except for a two year “hitch” in the U.S. Army.
Vernon was united in marriage with Marleene “Kay” Parks April 8, 1959, at Pomona Methodist Church. They shared 54 years together. She survives of the home.
Vern farmed with International Red Iron, none of that John Deere Green stuff. He enjoyed farming and family. His grandchildren made him smile. He liked playing cards, hunting, fishing and spending his free time with family.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; sister, June Dillon; and brothers-in-law, Junior Dillon and Marvin Woodland.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Clark; son, Bret Clark, Pomona; daughter, Dena Lankard her husband, Doug, Pomona; granddaughter, Ashley Mains, Pomona; grandsons, Cody Goyer, Pomona, and Cameron Clark, Princeton, Ky.; great-grandson Michael Mains, Pomona; great-granddaughters, Kassie Mains, Pomona, Trisha and Brooklyn Clark, Princeton, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Appanoose Baptist Church through Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa KS 66067.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com