Marjorie Clark

BRACEVILLE TWP—Marjorie Ann (Meredith) Clark, 85, of Braceville Township, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born March 18, 1938 in Braceville, Marjorie was a daughter of Shannon and Vergie (Downs) Meredith. She was raised and educated in the Braceville area, and attended Gardner and Braceville schools. On June 22, 1957, Marjorie married Evan D. Clark in Gardner, and together they would live and raise their family in Braceville Township. She was employed for DeMert and Daughtery in Coal City for 14 years and with Dwight Coils for nine years, all the while being the loving matriarch of her home. Marjorie was well known for her cooking and baking, especially for her chocolate chip cookies. She loved horses, and was an avid Chicago White Sox fan. Marjorie's greatest joy was attending her children's, grandchildren's, and her great -grandchildren's various events.
Survivors include her six children: Cindy (Don) Kersch, of Reddick, IL; Karen (Larry) Donovan, of Dwight; Kathy (David Sr.) Simms, of South Wilmington; Stephanie (Jeff) Sorensen, of Champaign, IL; Phillip (Dawn) Clark, of Dwight and Colleen (Bud) Turner, of Campus, IL;  19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Tom Wendell, of Diamond, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Evan on Dec. 12, 2013; one daughter, Kimberly Clark in infancy, and one grandson, Michael Turner in infancy and her brothers and sisters: Trilla (Oliver) Rossio Fisher, Dorothy Meredith, Freida (Walt) Lawless, Lloyd Meredith, Helen Wendel, Millie (James) Stewart, Bob Meredith, Jack Meredith, and her twin brother, Jim Meredith.
Per her wishes, cremation rites are being accorded and a graveside service will be Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 at 2 p.m. in Braceville Gardner Cemetery where Marjorie will be laid to rest with her husband.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Marjorie's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Kankakee County Humane Foundation in St. Anne.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Marjorie's memorial page via social media.
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory in Gardner.