A memorial service for Phyllis L. Clark of Tarkio, Missouri, was held Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Tarkio Presbyterian Church. Inurnment was held at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Reverend Will Ratcliff officiated. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Phyllis, the daughter of Harry Harvey and Elizabeth Marie (Hartman) Amthor, was born September 23, 1924, on the family farm in Tarkio. Phyllis graduated from Tarkio High School in 1942.
On February 24, 1946, Phyllis was united in marriage to Alfred Walker Clark, Jr. and they became the parents of three children, Steven Lee, Nancy June, and Connie Louise. Phyllis and “Jr.” enjoyed many vacations in Colorado, on a dude ranch riding horses. “Jr.” passed away December 6, 1978.
Phyllis was a nurse’s aide at Community Hospital-Fairfax, Missouri and at Dr. Edward Niedermeyer’s office in Tarkio.
Phyllis was a member of the Tarkio Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed growing large gardens of vegetables, and harvested fruit from her trees to sell and preserve for the winter. She also had beautiful flowers and plants growing throughout her yard. Phyllis enjoyed dancing, sewing and made many dresses for her granddaughter.
Besides her parents and husband “Jr.”, Phyllis was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Judy Clark; son-in-law, Larry Diehl; and brother, Dean Amthor. Survivors include children, Steven Clark, Wichita, Kansas, Nancy Hughes, Farragut, Iowa, Connie (Byron) Johnson, Warrensburg, Missouri; four grandchildren, Amy Lynn Hughes, Marc William Micari, Brent Matthew Johnson, and Christopher Michael Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Colton, Dalton, Deklan, and Lumen; two great-great-grandchildren, Jayden and Alexi; brother, Larry (Anne) Amthor, Tarkio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Tarkio Nutrition Center or Tarkio Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.