Friday, November 27, 2009
Edith Clarke- obituary
Edith was born October 28, 1922 in Kingsville, Missouri, daughter of John H. and Lola E. Talley Clarke. She was raised on a farm north of Kingsville and graduated from the Holden High School in 1940. Next, she attended the Huff Business College in Kansas City. Edith had been a resident of the Plaza area of Kansas City for several years, prior to moving to Lee’s Summit. She was a secretary with Petett & Grether, Inc. in Kansas City for many years. She joined Wesley Chapel ME South Church, located north of Kingsville in 1935. She was also a charter member of Grace United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit since 1991. She loved to write.
Survivors include a sister, Isabella Burns and her husband, Bill of Monterey Park, California; a sister-in-law, Lois Clarke of Holden; two nephews, James Clarke of Blue Springs and Stanley Clarke of Holden and a niece, Mary Lynn Dodson of Independence. Edith was preceded in death by two brothers, James T. Clarke and John L. Clarke and a sister, Naracissa M. Clarke.
Posted by Jeremy V. at 7:14 AM