Gary Lee Clarke
Gary Lee Clarke, 62, of Mt. Vernon died 3:15 p.m. 
July 10, 2005, at his home. 

He worked at Fairfield Memorial Hospital as a medical lab 

Mr. Clarke was born June 24, 1943, in Mt. Vernon to Cedric L. and 
Leah (Horrell) Clarke. He married Ruth Ann (Atkinson) Clarke Aug. 20, 
1966, in Mt. Vernon; she survives. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Jim Allison will officiate. Burial 
will follow at Atkinson Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Clarke is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Clarke of Mt. Vernon; 
a son, Rahn A. Clarke and wife Koletta of Mt. Vernon; a 
daughter, Caryn L. Harris and husband James of Benton; three 
grandchildren, Jordan Lee Clarke of Mt. Vernon, Emilee Clarke of 
Mt. Vernon and Christian Harris of Benton; a sister, Phyllis Leiker 
of Hays, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, 
Merlyn Leiker. 

Mr. Clarke attended Epworth United Methodist Church 
in Mt. Vernon, where he and his wife, Ruth Ann, assisted 
with maintenance at the church for over 20 years. He was an avid 
Denver Bronco fan. He also loved NASCAR and Bill Elliot was his 
favorite driver. He was a former member of the Old Timers Car Club, 
King City Kustom Cruisers and the American Association of Bio Analysts. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist 
Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to 
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. B ox 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements 
have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, 
where you may call 242-3348 for more information. 

Date: 12 Jul 2005  
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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