She was born on September 27, 1920, in Gilbertville, IA, the daughter of Frank and Beatrice (Stusak) Vorel. She married Merlin Clark in Brandon, IA on March 20, 1941.
She was a homemaker for 42 years. Prior to becoming a homemaker she was a beautician.
She is survived by four daughters, Tamara (James) Minninger of Huntsville, AL, Terrieta (John) Mailho of Destin, FL, Shelley Clark of Niceville, FL and Melana Clark of Kelseyville, CA; five grandchildren: Seth, John, Jennifer, Tyne and Danielle and seven great grandchildren: Shelby, Sierra, Josh, Emma, Zachery, Katlyn and Tyler.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Merlin; daughter, Teresa; brother, Otto Vorel and two sisters, Leona Schmidt and Emily Green.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the La Porte City Funeral Service, with burial in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City. A luncheon for family and friends will be held following the burial.