Sarah Smith Clark
Sarah SMITH CLARK was born October 14, 1820, in Pennsylvania.  
She died December 5, 1912, aged 92 y1m24d.  When quite small 
she removed with her parents to Wheeling, West Virginia, thence 
to Zanesville, Ohio, then to Madison County, IL.  
On September 7, 1841, she was married to Charles M. CLARK.  
To this union were born 11 children, 4 of whom, together with 
the husband, preceded her to the home beyond.  At the age of 17 
years she professed faith in Christ as her Savior and united with 
the Missionary Baptist Church near Collinsville, IL.  After her 
marriage, she with her husband, removed to a farm near Ashley, IL, 
where she became a charter member of the Missionary Baptist Church 
at that place, and remained a faithful member till death.  She was 
the last charter member of that church to die.  She was a devoted 
wife, a kind and loving mother, a faithful Christian, a good neighbor 
and a mother to the motherless.  

From the earliest recollections of any of her children she was in every 
way a true Christian and set an example of righteous living that will
bear fruit for many years.  Truly  "her works do follow her."  When asked 
if all was well with her, she replied:  "Yes, all is well; the Lord's will 
is my pleasure."

She leaves to mourn her departure 4 sons:  J. B. CLARK of Ashley, S. T. CLARK 
of Centralia, Marion M. CLARK of Mt. Vernon and Chas. H. CLARK of Woodlawn.  
Three daughters, Mrs. Joseph MILLER and Mrs. C. D. STEPHENS of Ashley and 
Mrs. W. A. FOSTER of Pullman, IL, 33 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren 
and 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha THORNTON and Mrs. Matilda MONTGOMERY, both of 
East St. Louis, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral services were held at Liberty Church and were conducted by 
Rev. BLYTHE of Tamaroa, assisted by Rev. KINNISON of Beaucoup.  Interment 
was made at Liberty Cemetery. 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: December 11, 1912
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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