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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