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Steven F. Clark

March 31, 2016

Eskridge—Steven F. “Steve” Clark, 69, passed away, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital.

He was born January 16, 1947 at Eskridge, the son of Floyd E. and Mary A. Willard Clark.  Steve was raised in the Eskridge community and graduated from Eskridge High School in 1965.  He served in the United States Air Force.

Steve worked for Wabaunsee County and later Didde-Glaser Company in Emporia.  He was a member of the Eskridge United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Alma Post No. 32 of the American Legion, V.F.W. and D.A.V.  Steve coached summer youth baseball for many years and helped establish the Eskridge Ball Association.  He was a hunter safety instructor.  He was a supporter of Mission Valley Schools.  Steve umpired men’s fast pitch at the local and state level.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Steve was united in marriage to Arlene Lexow in 1969 at Miami, OK.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, William “Bill” (Kim) Clark, Auburn; two brothers, Jerry Bundy, Shell Knob, MO. and Alan Clark, Eskridge; a sister, Sally Moege, Holton; a grandson, Tyler; three granddaughters, Madison, Talia and Taryn and a great-grandson, Brycen.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Eskridge United Church.  Interment will be in the Eskridge Cemetery.  Mr. Clark will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Cultivated Community Church (107 E. 2nd Ave, Eskridge).  Memorial contributions may be made to Alma Post No. 32 of the American Legion or a fund for youth activities of the communities of Mission Valley and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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14 thoughts on “Steven F. Clark

  1. My deepest sympathy to Steves family & friends. Steve was my mentor when the 2 of us were assigned to the 820th combat engineering squadron in the Air Force. Steve was my inspiration, and he kept everyone’s spirits up. I don’t know of anyone that met Steve, who didn’t like & look up to him. Unfortunately as the years passed, we didn’t communicate with each other.
    Steve has left a void in everyone’s lives!
    May you be held in the loving arms of our Lord! RIP my friend.

  2. I was so saddened to learn of Steve’s passing. I had a serious accident the Monday before his death and have been hospitalized since, or I would have been on the front row! We carried our childhood friendship (my grandparents lived in Eskridge) into adulthood, and I enjoyed him so.
    He came down for my mom’s 90th birthday last year and we had a fine time-his laughter lit up our home. Goodbye dear friend.

  3. Sorry for your loss. Steve was always one to stop and visit.
    May the love of God, family and friends help you through this difficult time.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this sad news from Eskridge. My sympathy to the Clark family. I have known Steve since we were little kids, and always considered him a good friend.

  5. Mel and I were sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kitty Craver

  6. Our sympathy to your family, we met Steve at Brycen’s baby shower, seemed like quite a guy, thought are with you.

  7. My thoughts are with the family and friends and all who loved him. I have fond memories of Steve and Alan from high school years.

  8. Arlene, Bill and family
    Sorry for you lose. Steve was always so friendly. The only that asked about the doughnuts every time I saw him. Will miss his smile and laughter.
    Praying for peace for you all

  9. Aunt Arlene, Billy and the rest of the family,
    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the Lord to give you comfort and peace. Remembering fun times with Uncle Steve.

  10. Arlene/family, Alan, Jerry, Sally Sue: So sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. I have many memories of growing up with the Clark/Bundy family. May Steve rest in peace and may each of you find your own peace, too.

  11. I will always remember his laugh. You could hear it blocks away. He would always ask how the family was and how I was doing. I would rarely never see you and Steve not together. He was a rock for the Eskridge community.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Steve was a great guy. He didn’t know a stranger. Always quick with a smile, hug and how are you doing? He did it his way and was a loyal friend to those lucky enough to be called one. He and Arlene went together like salt and pepper. Eskridge won’t be the same without him. Our sincere condolences to you. We are keeping your family in our thoughts.

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