Vicki L. Clark

{May 21, 1949 - May 10, 2014}

Vicki L. Clark, 64, of Lancaster died Saturday morning, May 10, 2014 at her home.

She was born the daughter of C.D. and Betty Jean (Leckbee) Burrus on May 21, 1949 in Kirksville.

Vicki married Lester Clark on July 24, 1976 at the old Baptist Church in Memphis. He survives.

Her grandchildren were very special to “Nana.” She was a generous soul who had a special flare for making any occasion very special. In her youth, she enjoyed barrel racing and was a member of the Bar-B-Saddle club in Bible Grove. Vicki enjoyed children’s tea parties, gardening, decorating, antiquing, shopping and was the best cook ever. The Clark’s liked spending time at the family lake, and Vicki was an avid water skier. She and Lester owned the Villa in Memphis, the Cheese Post in Downing, and she worked for many years at Morgan Fertilizer and the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Emery Clark.

She is survived by her husband, Lester of the home; daughter, Dana Poole Dinkel and husband John of Kirksville; son, Rob Poole of Kirksville; step-son Brian and wife Kiersten Clark of Wagoner, OK; a special step daughter that she considered her own, Julie (Clark) Arnold and husband Cody of Memphis; brother, Davis and wife Melinda Burrus of Memphis; mother-in-law, Dorothy Clark of Rutledge; sister-in-law Kathie McPherson and husband John of Burlington, IA; brother-in-law Larry Clark and wife Kim of Gorin; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews that she considered very special; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with the Pastor Dan Hite officiating. Burial will be in the Memphis Cemetery.

Visitation is from noon until 8 p.m., Tuesday May 13, at the Gerth Funeral Home in Memphis with the family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Schuyler County Cancer Relief Fund, Hospice of Northeast Missouri, and the Downing House.

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8 comments

  1. So sorry to hear of Vicki’s passing. She was a great person and will be greatly missed. May you find great comfort in her memories.

    Comment by Dianna Mullinix on May 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm
  2. You were so special to me. I will remember your love and kindness always!

    Comment by Claudine Mesecher on May 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm
  3. So very sorry for your loss. Vickie was a wonderful, kind person. I will miss her.

    Comment by Karen Newman Vinzant on May 12, 2014 at 12:01 am
  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this very difficult time. Cancer takes way too many of our loved ones. May God keep you in His tender loving care during the next few weeks as you deal with your loss.

    Comment by Kathy Young on May 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm
  5. So sorry to hear of Vicki’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Comment by Bill & Deb (Ferguson) Herring on May 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm
  6. Our deepest sympathies to all of Vicki’s family and loved ones. Prayers to the Father for His comfort, His peace, and His love to envelop you all as you mourn your loss.

    Comment by Dan & Janet Burrus on May 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  7. To Lester and Family, So sorry for your loss. Vicki was such a sweet person. Keep the good memories in your heart forever.

    Comment by Kathryn Parker Eggers on May 17, 2014 at 12:14 am
  8. Vicki was the nicest, sweetest, lady, She helped me a couple times just out of the goodness of her heart because she barely knew me at the time and Just being a good person. I’m sorry for your loss She will be missed.

    Comment by Toni Moore on May 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm