OBITUARY

Ada Ruth Clark

January 8, 1950August 12, 2021
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Ada Ruth (McFarland) Clark, 71, of Connersville died Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Reid Health, Richmond.

Ada was born to Craig and Mabel (Manning) McFarland on January 8, 1950 in Connersville, Indiana. She attended Connersville High School, graduating with the class of 1967. Ada held several jobs prior to gaining employment at Visteon, from which she retired after 31 years of service. She was a lifelong member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Ada greatly enjoyed needle crafts, especially sewing and knitting. She was a great cook and baker, and is known for her peanut butter fudge and homemade sugar cookies, which she baked with her grandchildren during the Holidays. Ada also enjoyed traveling when she was able. Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ada will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

In addition to her loving husband, Stanley Clark, Ada is survived by her son: Doug (Heather) Clark, of Connersville; her daughter: Rena Jo (Kevin) Coffman, of Connersville; brothers: Don McFarland and Luther T. McFarland, both of Connersville; sisters: Opal Klopp of Connersville and Kelly Stipp of Portland; grandchildren: Chance Clark and Ambria, as well as, several nieces and nephews.

Ada is preceded in death by her parents; brother: Earl McFarland, sister: Eva Chapman, sisters-in-law: Wanda McFarland, Brenda Miller, Donna Philpot, Betty Gregg; brothers-in-law: Bill Klopp, Herschel Hughes, Odel Isaccs, Gary Chapman, Doug Stipp.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2021 at Showalter Blackwell Long, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Kim McHale officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be to the Fayette County Cancer Society in Ada’s honor. For more information, or to leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 20, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, August 20, 2021

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Belinda Neukam

August 18, 2021

Stanley and the whole families of Ruth,
I never had the pleasure of knowing Ruth, but I have known the Clark family since I was a kid.
I have often seen her posts on different people's obits or on Facebook.
She has been given her heavenly wings now and you will always feel her presences in your hearts.
No more pain and suffering for her. She will be waiting for you to join her in her new home in heaven. Rejoice for her. Not more sadness or tears. A Child of God's has a beautiful place in Heaven

Melody Brummett

August 18, 2021

Ruth was a great friend for over 50 yrs. We hadn't seen each other for a while but stayed in touch on fb..She was the best and would help anyone who needed it..I have so many great memories with the Clark family playing cards,boating and swimming,,cookouts and just being together...She always made me laugh and was always smiling..Ruth you will truly be missed and you made a difference in so many lives...Love ya girl 💕

Class of 68 Connersville, IN

August 18, 2021

Family of Ruth, We are sorry for the loss of our classmate. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Betty Gay Fox

August 18, 2021

Stanley,
I don't know if you remember me, but we graduated together from CHS. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of you wife. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

Kelly Stipp

August 17, 2021

Kelly Stipp

August 17, 2021

Losing an older sister feels like losing our mother again. Like our mother, she truly deserved more joyful time. Ruth was always there for others. She was a devoted wife. We liked to share a good cup of coffee and catch up on each other's lives. I am thankful that she enjoyed the love of so many. We always wonder if we have told them enough how much we love and need them. I will miss her and and pray to see her again someday.

John Brummett

August 17, 2021

To a sweet lady. She’ll be missed. We enjoyed going to the lake, boating, had a lot of cookouts together. We love the family and send our love and prayers to you. John Brummett, Metamora, In.

Roger Dice

August 17, 2021

"Shed not for her the bitter tear,
nor give the heart to vain regret.
Tis but the body you see here,
the gem that filled it sparkles yet."

Maria Ison (Brummett)

August 16, 2021

I could never forget this sweet lady. From the time I can remember she was a part of my life! At her house most of my childhood on the weekends having bonfires, playing sasquatch and watching dukes of hazard every friday night at 8pm! So sad to hear she is gone. I Love you Stanley, Rena and Doug! Praying for Gods comfort during this time of loss. Sending love and hugs.❤️❤️

Rhonda Bennington

August 16, 2021

Aunt Ruthie,
The world will be a dark and dreary place without you in it. You were a ray of sunshine. Thank you for the laughter, kindness and love. You were one in a million and will be sorely missed. Until we meet again I will think of you with love and appreciation.
Your loving neice, Fuzzhead

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