Rose Mary Clark, 78, passed away Oct. 3, 2019 in Middleburg, Florida. She was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Walter and Mae Arbogast. She graduated from Central High School in Davenport, in 1959, and married James Clark Jr. in 1969. They lived on their farm in Grand Mound, for most of their married life. She worked for years at the Grand Mound Locker Plant and retired from Farm ‘N Fleet in Davenport. In 2015, Rose and Jim decided to spend their retired life in Florida.
Rose loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards, gardening and feeding the hummingbirds. She was a “farm girl” at heart and loved animals and all things country. Rose was compassionate and always rooted for the underdog. She would give someone her last penny if they needed it, and she helped and cared for many along the way. Rose was a friend to all, a mother to many, and lived by Jesus’ saying: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
Rose is survived by her loving husband Jim; two daughters Deanna (Clark) Hill (Ronald Hill) and Lisha Clark; seven grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Hill, and Tony, Isaac, Marc, Ben and Joshua Mejia; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Sharon Holder; a sister-in-law, Marcia Arbogast; and many extended family members.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport.
In lieu of flowers and in Rose’s spirit of giving, please send donations to the Grand Mound Volunteer Fire Department.