Joan Clark, a resident of Mill Creek, was born Dec. 20, 1935, in Reagan, Okla., to Meredith and Ruth (Scott) Bailey. She passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Mill Creek, Okla., at the age of 77 years, eight months and 29 days. She grew up in Mill Creek where she graduated from high school. She had worked as a cook at Mill Creek High School and Murray State College. She also had worked at the sewing factory in Tishomingo, Sulphur and Madill. She was married to Doak Clark at Ardmore, on Dec. 4, 1954. He preceded her in death Feb. 2, 2005. She was also preceded by her parents; the parents who raised her, Ward and Minnie Scott and John and Ila Clifton; a brother, Larry Cornelius; and a sister, Mary Newcombe. Joan was a member of the Mill Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elathia and David Hodges, of Ada; daughter, Elesia Kirk, of Mill Creek; son, John Clark, of Mill Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Gayle Clark, of Mill Creek; grandson and his family, Randall, Emily and Riley Clark; grandson and his son, Matt and Braden Clark; granddaughter and her family, Jahna, Michael, Landon, Kyler and Bryher Buckaloo; grandson and his family, James, Sabrina and Josalynn Bond; grandson, Trey Bond; granddaughter, Kami Kirk; sisters, Charlene Baldwin, of Yuma, Ariz., Sandra Cornelius, of Chino, Calif., Vickie Daily, of Yuma, Ariz., Edith Herrera, of Yuma, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mill Creek, with the Rev. John Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Trey Bond, James Bond, Matt Clark, Ronald Aduddell, Josh Aduddell and Michael Buckaloo. Honorary bearer is Randall Clark.
DeArman's Clagg Funeral Home of Sulphur is in charge of arrangements.