Rose Mary Clark

February 26, 1941October 3, 2019

Rose Mary Clark, 78, passed away on October 3, 2019 in Middleburg, Florida. She was born in Bloomington, Illinois to Walter and Mae Arbogast. She graduated from Central High School in Davenport, Iowa, in 1959, and married James Clark, Jr. in 1969. They lived on their farm in Grand Mound, Iowa, for most of their married life. She worked for years at the Grand Mound Locker Plant and retired from Farm ‘N Fleet in Davenport. In 2015, Rose and Jim decided to spend their retired life in Florida.

Rose loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards, gardening and feeding the hummingbirds. She was a “farm girl” at heart and loved animals and all things country. Rose was compassionate and always rooted for the underdog. She would give someone her last penny if they needed it, and she helped and cared for many along the way. Rose was a friend to all, a mother to many, and lived by Jesus’ saying: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

Rose is survived by her loving husband Jim; daughters Deanna (Clark) Hill (Ronald Hill) and Lisha Clark; grandchildren Ryan and Brandon Hill, and Tony, Isaac, Marc, Ben, and Joshua Mejia; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister Sharon Holder; sister-in-law Marcia Arbogast, and many extended family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, Iowa. In lieu of flowers and in Rose’s spirit of giving, please donate to the Grand Mound Volunteer Fire Department.


19 October

A Celebration of Her Life

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Radisson Quad City Plaza

111 E 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52801


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Cyndi Luster (Sheckles)

October 18, 2019

To Jim and family- All of my memories of you, Rose, Deanna, the Arbogast family and the Silver Spurs family in general, always put a smile on my face. These last few years communicating with Rose on Facebook were truly special. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed my many! Hugs to all!

Damen and Rae Feddersen

October 16, 2019

Memories: 4th of July parties at the farm, playing cards, our wedding which Jim and Rose stayed until 2:30am to help clean up the reception, and videoed the entire wedding and reception for us, the very long process when Keith was in the hospital and Jim and Rose came to Iowa City and stayed there with us during that critical time when we had no idea what to do, then came back everyday for weeks to sit in the waiting room and play cards with us. We love you Aunt Rose and we are forever grateful for your heart of gold and your support over the years! Until next time❤️

Nancy Wine

October 9, 2019

Jim I am so sorry to hear of Rose passing. Don and I enjoyed being with you two and playing cards. I guess you know Don passed away a year ago in Sept. You and your family will be in my prayers Take care of your self, your friend Nancy

Duane & Bernice Meyer

October 9, 2019

Jim, You have our Condolenecs...

Valerie Marshall

October 6, 2019

To the Family,
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to share a joyous occasion with Rose this past summer when we were all together celebrating Ryan's graduation. She loved her family and was so proud of each of you! She loved and cared for her soul mate, her life partner, Jim! And he loved and cared for her! At this difficult time, may our awesome, omnipotent, mighty God hold you in His loving arms and ease your sorrow! Rest in knowing that she is with the ultimate Father and now is among the angels that will continue to watch over you! Steve and I send our love and will lift you in prayer!