Bessie M. Clark, 92, died Friday (Jan. 29, 2010) at Newton Medical Center.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1917, in Milo to Herman and Anna (Rittel) Moegling.

She married T.A. (Bud) Clark on May 5, 1942, in Seneca. He died on March 26, 1988.

Bessie previously held a membership with the First Presbyterian Church in Dalhart, Texas. They lived in Dalhart until 1947 and then moved to Newton in 1962.

She had a great collection of dolls. Before her husbandís death, they enjoyed camping and fishing.

Bessie enjoyed her family and especially the grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor that will be missed.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Decker and her husband Earl of Newton; brother, Fred Moegling of El Paso, Texas; sister, Mildred Tyler of Topeka; three grandsons, Brendan Decker and wife Mickie of Douglass, Jarrod Decker of Newton, and Aaron Harrod and Shannon of Goddard; three great-grandchildren, Brett, Chance and Katelynn Harrod; two nieces, Terri Tyler and Meredith Lyons; and a nephew, Dale M. Moegling.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Sandra Harrod; grandson, Troy Yoke; and sister, Alice Resch.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton with the family greeting friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home with Chaplain Janine Arnold presiding.

Burial will be at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton.

Memorials may be made to the Newton Relay for Life or First United Methodist Church.

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