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Barbara Louise Clark, 62, of Jefferson City, Missouri was united in Heaven with our Holy Father on Wednesday, the 30th of December in the year 2020.
Our dear mother, Barbara was gifted by God on April the 14th, 1958 to her beloved parents Pearl “Marie” Hockenberry-Mallow and Archie Mallow. Mom had many siblings, including her sister Shirley (John), Ronald, Robert (Bea), Roger (Susan), Marlin, Linda (Charlie), her sister and Best Friend Connie (Bob) Gifford. Mom was blessed with many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was married to the love of her life, Kenneth Clark on April the 20th , 1984, who survives of the home. Along with gaining a life partner, she gained another family: her mother and father in law, Audrey and John Clark, her brothers in law, John (Candy), Richard (Cathy), Steven, Marie (Leroy).
Mom only ever wanted to be a Mother and Grandmother, thus her career path revolved around just that. Watching at one time or another most of her grandchildren that were awarded to her by her cherished children. Felicia (Shawn) Moore, Dori (Alvin) Newhouse, Jessica (Tom) Craft, Kimberly Clark, Nicholas Clark, Nathan Clark.
Mom’s hobbies were knitting, crocheting, making her own jewelry and collecting lighthouses. She loved Thomas Kinkaid, Peonies and Lilacs. Mom loved attending carnivals, fairs, hikes, and airplane shows and as much outdoor activities as she could with Tom and Jessica. She loved laughing and listening to Saturday Morning Oldies and watching movies with her love Kenneth. She adored spending weekends at Dori’s house reading books and doing her makeup with Bailey and she loved shopping with Felicia. One of her favorite things to do was picking Boston up from school.
More than any of these hobbies or treasures, she loved her Grandchildren; Bailey Bedell, Lydia Moore, Trenton Craft, Leah Moore, Loralei Moore, Boston Craft, Lillian Moore, Kinslee Clark, baby boy Clark, AJ Newhouse, Lydia Newhouse, Kobe Newhouse and Meyah Newhouse, as well as, her honorary grandchildren Wynter, Max and Violet.
Our Mom was stronger than we ever knew. When she was first diagnosed with ALS, her first words were, “Will my kids get it?” A Mother first, that was her immediate thought, immediate concern and immediate matter that needed to be settled. Her mother passed of ALS and she knew what lay ahead for her. She faced it with bravery, laughter, light, and hope. If she passed anything on to us, I feel these are the attributes we received and will guide us in raising our children.
Mom, you were preceded in passing by so many we love. Please give those that were there to greet you at the gate a hug for us. Especially KK.
We take certain comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain and basking in the sun at the shores of heaven.
Mom you were loved, are loved, and will be loved….always.
A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, January 9, 2021. Details will be released by the family soon.