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February 14, 1953 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
Susan M. Clark, age 70 of Trenton, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
Susan was born in Rahway, New Jersey on February 14, 1953. She married Gary Clark at St. Dominic Church in Breese on March 8, 1975, and he survives in Trenton.
In addition to her husband Gary, Susan is also survived by her children Angela Rowold and husband David and Jessica Hays and husband Christopher, all of Trenton; her grandchildren Alyssa Boulanger, Ethan Boulanger (Hannah), LeaMarie Davis (Jason), Dawson Rowold, Blake Rowold (Lily), and Brooke Rowold; and her in-laws Ron Clark and wife Melody, Karen Beel, Jeff Clark and wife Donna, Sandy Albers and husband Dennis, Jim Clark, Jr. and wife Arlene, Melinda Thole and husband Dave, Donna Hellman, Paula Clark, Chris Clark and wife Karen, Lisa Kauling and husband Scott, and Robert Clark and wife Kelly as well as many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by son Timothy Clark; granddaughter Emma Rose Davis; her father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Marcella Clark; brother-in-law Jim Beel; and nephew, Taylor Clark.
Susan loved caring for children. Her passion for helping children learn and be successful drove her to earn a degree in Early Childhood from Kaskaskia College. Susan started her teaching career at BCMW Head Start in Breese, IL. She also enjoyed driving the school bus for BCMW. After leaving BCMW, Susan opened her own daycare in Damiansville, Kids Kountry Korner, providing families with a safe environment for their children as well as her employees. Susan loved indulging in a good book, often never leaving the house without one, and had donated thousands of books to local libraries after she read them. Susan loved all aminals, however she had a soft spot in her heart for cats. Susan's favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso with Fr. Thomas Lugge, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Cecilia Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home on Monday, October 23, 2023, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday from 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Clark are suggested to Children’s Hospital or to BCMW.