Eugene Harlan Clark
Eugene Harlan Clark, 84, of Mt. Vernon died 3 a.m. 
March 24, 2005, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. 

He was owner/operator of Clark's Jewelers in Mt. Vernon. 
He started the business in 1957 on North Ninth Street, next 
to the Granada Theater, and later moved it to its present 
location at 100 S. Ninth St. 

Mr. Clark was born May 19, 1920, in Jefferson County to Alva 
Morton and Gracie (Marteeny) Clark. He first married Ruth (Ragland) 
Clark Nov. 20, 1941, in Mattoon; she died Nov. 3, 1989. 
He later married Beverly (Britton) Dousman Clark June 6, 1996, 
in Mt. Vernon; she survives. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Bill Causer will officiate. 
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 
5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Beverly Clark of Mt. Vernon; 
sons Bill Clark and wife Sue of Decatur and Jim Clark and wife 
Kat of Glen Ellyn; a stepson, Mike Jackson and wife Krista of 
Dix; a stepdaughter, Amy Dousman Lanzotti and husband Mark of 
Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; threegreat-grandchildren; 
and a twin sister, Eleanor Wielt of Kansas City, Mo. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; a brother, 
Glen; and a brother-in-law, Bud Wielt. 

Mr. Clark was a member of the American Gem Society and Gemological 
Institute of America. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force 
and served during World War II. He will be greatly missed by his 
constant companion and watchdog, Phoebe. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Good 
Samaritan Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home or 
may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, 
IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey 
Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for further information. 

Date: 26 Mar 2005  
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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