Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 17, 2013

Nellie Clark

The Register-News

---- — Nellie A. Clark, 92, of Mt. Vernon, died 8:35 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Sunday, May 2, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Van and Martha (Thompson) Beckham. She married Lonnie Lawrence Clark in 1939, in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1986.

Nellie worked in the housekeeping at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon until retiring and she was a member of South Hickory Hill Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Lonnie E. Clark and wife Jacque of Mt. Vernon and Jerry Clark and wife Jacqueline of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Darlene Bumgarner and husband Vernon of Mt. Vernon and Janice Boswell of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Ronald Clark; one daughter, JoAnn Groves; a granddaughter; two grandsons; five brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Mrs. Hope Hutcheson officiating. Interment will be at South Hickory Hill Cemetery, McClellan Township, Jefferson County.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to South Hickory Hill Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.