Mary Lou Clark

April 19, 1934January 21, 2018
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Mary L. Clark, 83, of West College Corner, went to meet her Lord and Savior, Sunday morning, January 21, 2018, at The Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, Ohio.

Mary was born in West College Corner on April 19, 1934 to James K. and Allene K. Chalfant. In 1952, she graduated from Union High School in West College Corner. Mary was married to Rex D. Clark on July 3, 1954 and they relocated to Roswell, New Mexico where he was stationed with the U.S. Air Force. Mary was employed throughout her husband’s military career at locations in Ohio, Japan, Texas, California, Colorado and Washington. She received the Outstanding Civilian of the Year Award from Beale Air Force Base, California, in 1983. In 1979, Mary graduated from the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was a member of the College Corner Church of the Nazarene and was widely known as a “prayer warrior” throughout the community. Mary was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

Mary is survived by her son: James Kevin Clark of Sacramento, California and a host of friends in her church and community. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of over sixty years and her sister, Marjorie L. Cooper.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Trinity Holiness Church, 202 Indiana Street, West College Corner, Indiana, with Rev. Randy Gentry officiating. Interment will follow in College Corner Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the College Corner Church of the Nazarene. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements. For additional information or to send condolences and memories, go to


  • Visitation Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Jill Horn

June 21, 2018

I loved and miss Mary! She is truly a prayer warrior and my prayer warrior when going through my Cancer. She was truly a woman of faith and love for our Saviour I met Mary as a teen in the youth group in North Highlands Calif Church of the Nazarene where her husband Rex was our Youth leader in the 70s. We spent many many times at their house and she loved on us all showing us God's love. She will be missed. Until we meet again sweet Mary!

Ken & Charlotte Mitchell

January 26, 2018

We were at NBC with Rex and Mary and have stayed in touch throughout the ensuing years. They were both truly some of God's chosen people and "walked the talk". Rex called us not many months before he went home to be with Jesus and we rejoiced that they both were still active in ministry. They will be missed, but what a delight knowing we'll have a great NBC reunion in Heaven. Ken and Charlotte Mitchell

Michael and Kim Todd

January 23, 2018

Truly a woman of God who loved and served her Saviour. A prayer warrior who never gave up praying for us. An elder, her church family turned to for strength and encouragement.A wonderful example of faith and love in Jesus. Until we meet again in heaven. Love and miss you our sweet lady.