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1938 Marie Hughes Clark 2024

Marie Clark

December 11, 1938 — March 5, 2024

Marie Hughes Clark, 85, of Ingleside on the Bay, TX (formerly West Monroe, LA) passed away on 3/5/24 peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. She was born in Jonesboro, LA on 12/11/38 to William Carl and Ruth Helen Hughes.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Riley F Clark, parents, Carl and Helen Hughes, and all five siblings, sisters, Gertrude Maxwell, Margie Poisso, Avis Sanderson, and Glenda Hughes, and brother, J.W. Hughes and her beloved dog, Prancer their companion of 18 years (2/5/24). 

 She is survived by daughter, Connie Amsden (Pat); son, Kelvin Clark (Lodema); grandchildren, Jennifer Amsden Oswald (David), Austin Amsden, Jonathan Amsden (Alicia), Katie Amsden Smith (James), Kelly Amsden Bulot (Brad), Darrell Clark (Angela), and Darren Clark (Amanda); 19 great-grandchildren; and 3 1/2 great-great-grandchildren. Also, many nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Marie graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School at the top of her class. She met Riley in school and later became his tutor. They fell in love and married on 3/2/56. Over the next couple of years, they welcomed their two children. She stayed home with them until they began school. She then volunteered at the school and was a substitute teacher. She sewed their clothes and canned anything that came from Riley's garden. She kept a tidy house and could stretch a food dollar as far as it could be stretched.
 Later she decided to seek employment and worked for H&R Block, Riverwood International, and as secretary at her son's church.

 In retirement, Marie and Riley were dedicated to family, friends, and church. They loved classic TV and going out to eat at every opportunity, especially with their church dinner/devotion group.

 In 2015, Marie and Riley relocated to Ingleside on the Bay, Texas so their daughter Connie and son-in- law Pat could care for them in their later years.

 Marie had wonderful lifelong friends in Louisiana and cherished their Texas friends in I0B and their church, Ingleside Methodist Church. She loved staying in touch with family and friends and loved her South Texas home.

 Graveside Service will be on March 16, 2024, 12 noon, at Beech Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, LA by Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro, LA.

 Memorial Service will be on March 23, 2024,4 pm, Ingleside Methodist Church, Ingleside, TX

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, March 16, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Beech Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, LA by Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro, LA.

3942 Beech Springs RD, Quitman, LA 71268

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Ingleside United Methodist Church

2572 Church St, Ingleside, TX 78362

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