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Lula Mae Clark

1918 to 2015


Lula Mae Clark, 97 of Chappell, passed away peacefully, Dec. 2, 2015 at the Sedgwick County Hospital in Julesburg, Colo. with family members by her side. She had survived several years of generally declining health.

The funeral and memorial service in her honor will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 in the Chappell United Methodist Church with Rev. David Abbott officiating. Burial will follow in the Chappell Cemetery. In accordance with her wishes, viewing will be available at the church prior to service time. Her wishes were that any memorial contributions be made to the Chappell United Methodist Church.

Lula Mae was born Sept. 3, 1918 in Chappell to Lewis and Rachel Becker and lived in Deuel County all her life. Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Barbara Clark-Lahey, Vernon Clark and wife Clare, Billy Clark and wife Roberta, Bonnie Sibley and husband Paul, (8) grandchildren, (13) great-grandchildren, (2) brothers Harry and Lester Becker and very dear sister-in-law Lilly Manhart, many nieces, nephews and cousins, plus her many treasured friends. Lula Mae was preceded in death by her parents Rachael and Lewis Becker, her husband Darrell Clark, (2) brothers Carroll Becker during World War II and Clifford Becker and son-in-law James Lahey.

Lula Mae was actively involved for many years in the Methodist Church Choir, Swan Circle, Eastern Star, several bridge clubs, an annual Clark Picnic and she provided helpful hands for those needing assistance as the circumstances arose. Raised on a farm West of Chappell, she was instilled with a strong work ethic; doing her share of chores, milking, gardening, cooking, canning, sewing and tending animals to help her parents maintain a smoothly running family farm. Known for her wonderful entertaining dinners for holidays and other occasions, she excelled with great pies, cakes, breads, pastries and home canned goods. She set a high standard for "Home Cooking" and her dinner invites were always quickly accepted.

Lula Mae was the first woman to be appointed to a Deuel County jury and also served the community with various civic duties such as election ballot counting, Deuel County Fair produce display planning, and other activities. She was well loved by family and community for her caring heart and will be missed by all who knew her. "Well done good and faithful servant..." Matthew 25:23.


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