Clarke, Margaret Francis (Howell) (November 17, 1921 - January 25, 2003)

Margaret Francis Clarke

Douglas Budget - January 29, 2003

Funeral services for Margaret Francis Clarke, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at First United Methodist Church in Douglas, with Rev. Dr. Robert D. Firebaugh officiating.

Mrs. Clarke died Jan. 25, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

She was born Nov. 17, 1921, at Hebron, Neb., to Charles Earl and Mae (Campbell) Howell. She lived in Nebraska until moving to Torrington.

On May 5, 1942, she married Darrell Wayne Clarke in Harrisburg, Neb. They lived in several places over the years.

In 1975 Mrs. Clarke moved to Douglas from Colorado.

She loved to go to senior dances, work jigsaw puzzles, crochet and fish. She was a member of the Douglas Retired Senior Patrol and enjoyed being with family and friends.

She is survived by son Charles R. Clarke and wife of Lander; daughter Connie Peplinski and husband of Douglas; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Doris Irish and Mary Block; and a granddaughter.

Memorials to Douglas Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 192, Douglas, or to a charity of the donor's choice, would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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