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Clark, Suzanne J.
Suzanne J. Clark, 78, formerly of Rio, Ill., died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2011 in Marigold Health Care Center.

She was born December 15, 1932 in Galesburg, the daughter of Walter F. and Pauline Dennison Mathers. She married Richard C. Clark on April 9, 1955 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death March 26, 2006.

She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Clark of North Hollywood, Calif. and Linda (and Ronald) Burk of Bloomington, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Lori Clark of Normal, Ill.; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven Clark in 2010; and a sister.

Suzanne worked for the Knox County Farm Bureau for five years and later worked in the Registrars Office at Knox College for 14 years. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1951 and attended Brown's Business College.

Suzanne was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Galesburg, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. While her children were young, she was active with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the PTA. Suzanne loved to knit.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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