Cheryl Lou Clark, age 67, of Wellsville, Mo., passed away at 2:15 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville.
The Rev. Luke Wolters and the Rev. Jerry Gamm will officiate. Serving as organist will be Eldora Lowry.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m., until the time of service, Saturday, at the church.
Services are under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
Cheryl was born March 20, 1945, in Mexico, Mo., a daughter of Herbert Alvin and Erma Elizabeth Alderson Blaue.
She was a 1963 graduate of Community R-VI High School in Laddonia. Cheryl went on to LPN School in Mexico, graduating in August of 1964.
Cheryl had married Terry Gibson, they were the parents of three children, Michael, Marc and Kimberly.
On May 18, 2002, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville, she married Richard Eugene Clark. Cheryl and Rich have lived at their home in Wellsville since that time.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville. Cheryl felt it was very important for children to get inspired to go to church, which is why she chose her own memorial contributions.
Each memorial is significant to her grandchildren’s life and their church.
Cheryl had lived in Vandalia from 1975 until moving to Wellsville in 2002. She was the owner and operator of the Vandalia Bowl from 1975-2002. Cheryl had also worked as an LPN for Pin Oaks Nursing Home and Audrain Medical Center.
For over 18 years, she was employed at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, working as an LPN and also as an Activities Director, retiring at the age of 62.
Through her years, she received several awards which include, Activity Director of the Year for 2003, Mexico Veterans Home Employee of the Month for November 2004, Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month in January 2005, Department of Public Safety Employee of the Month for March 2005 and State of Missouri Employee of the Month for April 2005.
Cheryl loved her job and enjoyed taking care of the Veterans.
She enjoyed fishing, mowing, gardening and taking care of her blackberry bushes.
Cheryl was a kind and thoughtful friend and neighbor, always willing to help out when someone needed something.
She was a great cook and would always have something prepared if there was a chance she would have company.
Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, telling them scary stories, taking them fishing and also watching them play sports.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Richard Eugene Clark, of the home in Wellsville; sons, Michael Wright Gibson, of Martinsburg and Marc Alvin Gibson and wife, Beth, of Bowling Green; daughter, Kimberly Christine Shaw and husband, Michael, of Curryville; step-daughter, Angela Weber and husband, David, of St. Peters; eight grandchildren, Lance Michael Gibson and Natalie Marie Gibson, both of Martinsburg; Kayla Nicole Koester and fiancé, Chris Berry, of Hannibal, Marc Anthony Gibson and girlfriend, Kelsey Meyer, of Bowling Green, Joshua Levi Gibson and Zachary Drake Gibson, both of Bowling Green and Lauren Christine Shaw and Kristen Elizabeth Shaw, both of Curryville; three great-grandchildren, Christian James Berry and Carson David Berry, both of Hannibal and Lydia Alana Gibson, of Bowling Green; sister, Myrna Sue Rodgers, of Bellflower, brothers and sisters-in-law, William James “Bill” and Sandy Blaue, of Laddonia and Harold Dale and Judy Blaue, of Wellsville; sister-in-law, Carol Clark, of Montgomery City; special friend, Kathy Winkleman, of Martinsburg; in addition to several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic School in Martinsburg, Kids for Christ (Curryville Baptist Church) or Acts of Kindness (First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green) c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, Mo. 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz.