Obituary for Mary Clark

Funeral service for Mary Clark of Spiro is 11 a.m. Thursday at Murry Spur Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Sid Ree officiating.

Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.  

Mary was born April 10, 1937 in Pocola to Ernest Tilbert Sr. and Norah Lorraine (Tedder) Stout and passed away Oct. 30, 2023 in Spiro. She attended Murry Spur and Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Churches. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, yard sales, and thrift shopping but her biggest love was for her family whom she loved dearly

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Bill Clark; son Billy Douglas Clark and Sara Folsom; grandchildren Douglas Clark and Drew, Jeremy Clark, Matthew Clark, Rick Tanksley and Neiki, Chasiti Bishop and Jesse, and Jamison Clark; 13 great grandchildren; a brother Dale Stout and wife Wanda; sisters-in-law Patsy Stout and Laura Stout; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Norah Stout; her daughter, Shannon Tanksley; a son, Jamie Clark; and her siblings Margaret Smith, Ernest Stout, Jr., Ed Stout, Charles Stout, Susie Phillips and Bud Stout. 

Pallbearers are Steve Brown, Rick Tanksley, Jeremy Clark, Gabriel Dominic, Ethan Dominic and Hunter Clark.  Honorary pallbearers are Douglas Clark, Jamison Clark, Matthew Clark, Caleb Tanksley, Jacob Tanksley, Seth Dominic, Jaxton Clark and Tyler Tanksley.

Viewing is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday with the family visiting with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  

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