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Ella Jane Robey Clark (1878 - 1939)


Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 12/22/2020 at 07:03:30

The Osceola Tribune, Osceola, Iowa
August 8, 1939, Page 1

Services For Mrs.
Ella Clark Wednes.

Services for Mrs. Ella Clark of Bridgewater, Iowa, will be held from the Methodist Church in Woodburn at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. Mrs. Clark, wife of Rev. Clark, formerly of the Woodburn vicinity, passed away at the Methodist hospital in Des Moines Sunday.

The Osceola Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa
August 17, 1939, Page 7

Mrs. Ella Clark

Ella J., daughter of F. M. and Ingaba Robey, was born in Marion County, West Virginia, Sept. 19, 1878, and departed this life in the Methodist hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday at eleven p.m., August 6, 1939, at the age of 60 years, 10 months and 17 days. She was one of 17 children all of whom has passed away except two half sisters and two half brothers. Her mother passed away when Ella was but about four years of age. She came to Iowa at the age of 14 with an uncle, O. G. Boor and made her home with this family until her father came to Iowa in the spring of 1894, when she made her home with him until her marriage to Elmer Clark at Woodburn, Iowa, April 30, 1899.

They began their wedded life on a farm south of Woodburn and continued in this activity until Sept. 1923 when they moved into the parsonage at 's Davis City and have given full time to the Lord's work since.

To this union three children came to bless the home: Thurman of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Mildred Dorn of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Mae at home.

She was a persistent worker in the home and church, until her health began to fail in 1937 and since then has been in the hospital a number of times where medical aid and skillful hands finally had to step back and let death take its toll. When but a young woman she was converted and united with the Methodist church of Smyrna, Iowa. She served her church and Master loyally until she united with the church triumphant.

This note was left to the members of the family: "Don't feel too badly. It won't be long till we will all be together again. I love my Savior and am willing to leave everything to him."

Besides the immediate family she leaves to mourn two half sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Brock of Cannonsburg, Penn., and Mrs. Levi Herndon of Woodburn, Iowa and two half brothers Thomas Robey of Wallace, West Va., and Arlie Robey of Stockton, Cal.; 4 grandchildren, a large family of relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral services were held from the Bridgewater church on Wednesday by Rev. Morgan and by Rev. Moore at Woodburn.

Burial in the Woodburn cemetery.


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