Marjorie Clark

Obituary of Marjorie Gebhardt Clark

Marjorie Gebhardt Clark, age 97, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a former resident of Junction City, Kansas, passed away peacefully Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Terrace at St. Francis in Milwaukee, Wisconson. She was born March 13, 1915, at Green, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Alexander) Gebhardt. She graduated from the Green High School in 1933. After graduating from Emporia Teachers College in 1937 Marjorie taught elementary school in Burton, Kansas for 2 years. She married Roy W. Clark of Green on December 31,1941. They made their home in Junction City where she taught grade school for nearly 40 years. After moving to Milwaukee in 1996 she continued to live independently until suffering a stroke in January. She loved teaching first graders to read. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Junction City and the Kansas Teachers Assn. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Clark on December 22, 1994, also three brothers, Donald, Howard and Gerald Gebhardt, and two sisters, Marcene Easterberg and Dorothy Mackenthun; and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by 1 son, Robert 'Robin' Clark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the Green Fancy Creek Cemetery north of Green, Kansas, with Rev. Laurie Barnes officiating. The Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas, was in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established for the First United Methodist Church of Junction City.