Mary Josephine Clark
Saturday, April 8, 1939
Date of Death:
Sunday, March 10, 2019
79 years old
Mary Josephine Clark
Mary Josephine Clark, 79, of Rochester, died Sunday, March 10, 2019. Mary was born on April 8, 1939 in Gaza, Iowa to Otto and Ethel (Mathern) Clark. She moved with her family as a young girl to rural Worthington where she grew up on the family farm and attended Worthington schools. Mary graduated from Worthington High School in 1957. Mary worked at St. Marys Hospital, IBM and St. Francis of Assisi School and later volunteered driving for Olmsted County.
Mary enjoyed driving for the county and the people she drove. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church for many years.
Mary is survived by her sisters, Lois Sehr of New Ulm, Verna Schons of Owatonna and Virginia Norgaarden of Rochester and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim Clark and Jack Clark; sisters, Colleen Clark and Catherine O’Brien.
The Memorial Mass for Mary Clark will be at 11am Saturday, June 1, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Berning officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.
The family of Mary Josephine Clark has received the following condolences.
As we travel through life there are those people who travel with us in our hearts and thoughts, regardless of time and place. Mary Clark is one of those timeless people for our family. Our family first met Ms. Clark when our daughter was in nursery school at St. Francis School. Ms. Clark was ever present, always there to greet the children and their families with a smile and a willingness to do whatever was needed to help. To this day, Ms. Clark is part of our family memories and stories as we reflect on our fondest moments at St. Francis School. Mary Clark will be missed, but never forgotten by our family. She served her faith and her community well.
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of such an amazing women! Ms. Clark was a favorite among all the Powers kids at St. Francis. It never seemed she could have a bad day and always had a smile on her face. She was a walking saint in our eyes. Thank you for sharing her with us
Sincerely, Joe, Nick, Joe jr., and Melissa Powers
Mary, thank you so much for the kindness you showed to our family. We know you are with our Lord who you loved so much and you are in peace.
I first met Mary when my son was in kindergarten at St. Francis School. We became good friends throughout the years and she trained me to be a Sacristan to help her with 4:30 mass at St. Francis and later take over he role as Sacristan. I will always consider Mary and dear friend and will miss her unique sense of humor and smile!