Traverse City Record-Eagle

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January 23, 2013

Edith Clark

LAKE ANN — Edith Schoeppach Clark, 101, of Lake Ann, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Born July 14, 1911, in Cass County, N.D., Edith was the fourth of 12 children born to John and Frances (Hart) Schoeppach.

At age five she moved with her family to Flint, where she graduated from Flint Central High School.

Edith married David (Tom) Clark, on Dec. 30, 1933, in Flint. Tom and Edith moved to Lake Ann in 1944, where they founded Clark Lumber Company.

Edith was born again at 12 years of age and was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She was a charter member of the Grawn Bible Methodist Church.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Joanne Clark; daughter-in-law, Shirley (Rayle) (Steve) Johnson; grandson, Ronald (Clark) (Jil Johnson) Flaska; great-grandson, Gus Flaska; as well as the Johnson children, Stephen, Mary, Nathan and David; and their children, who always regarded her as "Grandma." She is also survived by her sister, Florence (Frank) Baker; brothers, Wayne (Ruth), Louis (Jean) and Lloyd (Carmen) Schoeppach; sister-in-law, Marjorie Schoeppach; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom in 2003; son, Daniel in 1974; infant daughter, Elizabeth in 1957; her brothers, Ronald, Melvin, Max and Orval; and sisters, Fern Chisholm, Ruth Klinger and Ellen Diehl.

Visitation for Edith will take place on Thursday, Jan 24, from 6 until 8 p.m., at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, Friday, Jan. 25, at Grawn Bible Methodist Church. Pastor Dennis Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Inland Township Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grawn Bible Methodist Church, 7640 U.S. 31 South, Grawn, MI 49637.

Please share your memories and thoughts of Edith by way of her online guestbook at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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