Mary Ann Clark

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mary Ann Clark, 78, passed away, Jan. 19, 2016, in Nevada, Mo. Mary Ann was born March 29, 1937, in Sheldon, Mo., the daughter of Gordon and Pauline (Borghardt) Hornecker. On June 6, 1958, Mary Ann married Paul Clark the same day they both graduated from the University of Missouri. They shared 57 years of marriage together. Paul survives of the home. She had a lifelong nursing career and was in the first group of nurse practitioners in Missouri.

Mary Ann loved picnics, traveling, children, and reading. She had a huge appetite for life and made friends where ever she would go and never knew a stranger. Mary Ann was a lifelong Methodist and attended Blue Ridge Methodist Church for many years and more recently a member of Nevada Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ann is preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Jean Willers; a brother, Mac Hornecker; and a son, Bill Gordon Clark. In addition to her husband, Paul, she is survived by four sisters-in-law, Marie Hornecker, Dee, Pat, and Joan Clark; a brother-in-law, Alvin Clark; two daughters, Zoe Karro and Carol Clark (David Innis); one son, John Clark (Jodi); five grandchildren, Anna Karro, Camille Soto (Jorge), Jesse Clark, Justin Clark and Katharine Clark; and great-granddaughter, Lisa Soto. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at Girdner Cemetery, in Mercer, Mo.

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Arrangements are made by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., 64133.