Mary Jane Clark, 82

Mary Jane Clark, 82, of Mt. Air Rd., New Castle (New Beaver Boro) died on  Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born August 27, 1929 in North Beaver Twp., she was the daughter of the late James Clarence and Mary Fleming McConaghy Gardner.   She was married on May 2, 1953 to Delmar B. Clark who passed away on January 11, 2009.

Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Mary Jane was an active lifelong member of the Bethel United Presbyterian Church.  She served as Youth Group Leader and taught catechism to a generation of youth at the church.  Although having a large family of her own, Mary Jane loved helping children as she was a Girl Scout Leader for 45 years.  She enjoyed gardening, working outside, and animals.

She is survived by seven children, Carol (Daniel) Clark-Elliott of West Lafayette, IN, E. Richard (Charlene) Clark of Philomath, OR, Robert D (Cynthia J.) Clark of New Wilmington, Kay S. (Arthur L.) Carran of Fairfield, OH, Mary Segura of New Castle, James R. (Jill M.) Clark of Lancaster, PA, Thomas R. (Emily N.) Clark of Nazareth, PA; three sisters, Jean Miles and Elinore Davis, both of Wampum, Janet Dawson of Enon Valley, twenty two grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. James L. Gardner and Dr. Thomas A. Gardner; and a sister, Margaret Andeman.

Friends will be received at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum on  Saturday November 24, 2012 from 9:30 until the time of the procession to the Bethel United Presbyterian Church for the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Her nephew, Rev. Dr. Don Dawson will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Western PA.  Donations may be made through their website at or by calling 800-248-3355 Ext 1008.

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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

5 thoughts on “Mary Jane Clark, 82

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are offered to all of the Clark family. Mary Jane had a quick smile and good word for everyone. God’s blessings, Shirley Klindienst Sanders

  2. Mary Jane was a giant of a woman and we will miss her.
    We will miss her home-made chocolate cookies, fresh western PA apples and canned peaches she brought when traveling East to visit her Lancaster Clark family.
    We will miss her warm smile and hearing her gentle teasing and quick remarks when conversing with her beloved grandchildren.
    We will miss her stories of girl scout trips to the shore, g.s. cookie sales, and boxes upon boxes of various g.s.cookies.
    We will miss her, but we won’t forget life’s lessons she left for us.

  3. To Mary Jane’s three sisters, and to her seven children (who, of course, are also descendants of the late Anna Byers Clark and the late Delmar B. Clark), I express sympathy; and I rejoice in the good memories produced during years of loving relationships.

  4. I’m sorry to hear of Mary Jane’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

  5. To The Clark Family So sorry to hear of Mary Janes death. I do know she will greatly and lovingly be missed. We knew Mary Jane many years ago through Girl Scouts and day camp especially. She was always in great spirits and lots of fun. The Girl Scouts have another angel representing them now in heaven. Edie, Carrie, and Rusty Cade.

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