Maurice R. Clark

Canton – Maurice R. Clark, 96, of Canton, passed away at 10:32 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. He was born on March 9, 1922 in Canton to Corbly C. and Ruth (Roosa) Clark. He married Betty L. McCaskey on January 12, 1942 in Palmyra, MO.

Surviving are two sons, Morrie Ray (Judy) Clark of Middletown, MD and Robert Allen (Roxie) Clark of Wentzville, MO; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Maurice retired from the inspection department of International Harvester in 1982 after 23 ½ years of service, he also worked as a manager at Gambles store for 14 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Post #16 since 1945, AARP, United Auto Workers, and the Fulton County Historical and Genealogy Society.

Maurice was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force air transport command.

Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL at a later date. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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6 Responses to Maurice R. Clark

  1. Lori Harper says:

    I’m sorry for you loss! I will miss all his stories!

  2. AM says:

    My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.

  3. Holly Thum says:

    Bob and Families, I am thinking of you all at this time. I know Morrie is at peace now. I have certainly enjoy your Dad and have many memories of both him and Betty. May the memories you have always keep him close to you! Sincerely, Holly Thum

  4. Shirley Kenser says:

    Shirley Kenser
    I was there at Heartland most every day with my husband.
    I talked with your dad many times. Some times my granddaughter was with me. She loved talking to him also.
    I’m happy that journey is over for him. I pray comfort for the family.

  5. Shirley Kenser says:

    I was there at Heartland most every day with my husband.
    I talked with your dad many times. Some times my granddaughter was with me. She loved talking to him also.
    I’m happy that journey is over for him. I pray comfort for the family.

  6. Kristin Driskell says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. He and Betty were one of a kind. What a dear sweet man.

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