Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL


Dorothy Jean Clarke

December 11, 1926February 13, 2020

Jean M. Clarke ( nee Miles) AKA “ Mom” to many who loved her. Born December 11,1926 in Crisfield, Maryland, Jean was a member of the “Greatest Generation”. Formerly of Lutherville, Maryland and Ocean City, Maryland, Jean resided in Marco Island, Florida until her death on February 13,2020.

Daughter of the late Mary Belle and F. Stewart Miles. Sister of the late Marilyn Spies. Devoted wife of the late Alan M. Clarke to whom she was married for 49 years. Loving mother of Barbara Clarke Gambrill and Richard A. Clarke. Beloved mother-in-law of Diana Clarke and the late Richard Gambrill.

Dear Grandmother of Bryan Gambrill (Jennifer), Kevin Gambrill (Tracy), Richard Clarke, Jr. (Jennifer) and Allison Gentile (Andrew). Also survived by 7 of the worlds most beautiful great - grandchildren. Jean leaves behind many friends and family who will miss her greatly.

Jean was an incredible homemaker whose hobbies included politics; she would volunteer at the polls on Election Day and also with the Maryland Republican Party. Some of her other interests included, extensive travel with Alan, her friends and family. She was an amazing and talented artist, specializing in florals and seascape scenes. Never one to sit and let the world go by Jean kept busy gardening and arranging her flowers into beautiful centerpieces, playing golf, having 2 holes in one! bocce, croquet, her chair balance classes and of course Happy Hour. Spending time with family and friends topped her list of a perfect day. She loved entertaining and always had a place at her table for anyone who wanted to join in.

Jean loved our President and would be honored if you would consider supporting conservative policies. We will be celebrating her life at a funeral mass on Friday, March 6, 2020 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Marco Island at 10am. Luncheon will follow immediately at Hideaway Beach Club where we will continue celebrating a life well-lived.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to either the Salvation Army or St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.


6 March

A Celebration of Life Service

10:00 am

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

1101 N. Collier Blvd
Marco Island, FL

Luncheon will follow immediately at Hideaway Beach Club


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Richard Liguori

February 18, 2020

A very special person! “Mom” made me very comfortable as a new “member” in her great family.
I will always miss her kindness and special smile!

Barbara Gambrill

February 18, 2020

The most amazing woman I ever knew. She was my best friend, my number one supporter, my inspiration and my hero. I knew this day would one day come, but at the same time, never thought it would. I was so proud to be her daughter. Mom, I will miss you ever day for the rest of my life. Until we meet again...

Richard Clarke

February 17, 2020

So sad and happy at the same time. The love she shared with her family and friends paved the way to her happy journey.

Now, memories of Mom are all that we have.

Diana Clarke

February 17, 2020

Mom, I will miss you everyday. I loved you and enjoyed our time together. You taught me so much about entertaining and cooking, life and the important things in life. Family, friends and having fun.

May you Rest In Peace knowing your legacy will carry on through your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

I love you Mom, always and forever.
AKA Nurse Ratchett

Laura Cox

February 17, 2020

Jean was such a beautiful lady and a talented artist. I loved her style and personality. It was a pleasure to meet her even though our time was brief. Dan & I thoroughly enjoyed her company, dinners, and parties. We will miss her smile and humor.
~ Dan & Laura Cox