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Betty E. Clarke

March 19, 1934 — October 16, 2008

Betty E. Clarke, 74 of Mason City, died Thursday, October 16, 2008 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania Avenue with Rev. Steve Hansen officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue and continue at the church one hour before the service. Memorials may be given to the Betty E. Clarke Memorial Fund. Betty was born March 19, 1934 in Mason City the daughter of Fred and Irene (Sears) Stockberger. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1952 and would later graduate from Hamilton Business College in 1982. She served in the US Navy working as a bookkeeper for a short time. Betty married John Clarke March 9, 1956 in Newport, Rhode Island. Her husband served in the military causing the family to move a number of times before returning and settling in Mason City in the early 1070s. Betty worked as a seamstress at Good Shepherd Health Center and then retired as a bookkeeper for Principal Financial. Some of her interests included, sewing, knitting, puzzles and story telling.

Betty is survived a son, Daniel L. Clarke and wife Linda of Mason City; daughter, Carol S. Weber and husband Darrell of Osage; grandchildren, Michael Ruby and fiance Krystal Magill and son Tanner of Ankeny, Melissa Cates and husband Jason of Ames, Nicholas Weber and wife Sarah of Davenport, Jeffrey Weber and special friend Emma Hemann of Osage and their children Rylie and Raegen; siblings, Winifred Winnie Rasmussen and husband Jim of Mason City, Viola Fisk of Mason City, Ellen Weiss and husband Frank of Mason City, George Stockberger and wife Mary Lou of Mason City; sister-in-law, Vera Stockberger of Mason City; many nieces, newphews, great nieces and great nephews

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Lloyd and twin brothers in infancy.

Betty E. Clarke Memorial Fund

Memorial Park Cemetery

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Major Erickson

11:00 AM Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church

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