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Carmoleata Clarke

Carmoleata Clarke

Carmoleata Clarke, age 94, of Quincy, died on January 11, 2018 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on July 21, 1923 in Missouri the daughter of Roscoe and Edna (Lovelace) Brown. She married Eugene Clarence 'Dutch' Clarke on June 28, 1945 in Hannibal, MO. He preceded her in death on August 4, 2013.

Carmoleata dedicated her life to raising her family. She was known as an excellent cook and her home was often the center of all activity. Eventually, she used her cooking skills in the kitchen at St. Vincent Home. She took great enjoyment watching her grandchildren grow, and especially loved family trips to Florida. She loved animals, especially her cat, 'Bebe', and she enjoyed having a beer at her camp, "Jeeters" and on her private, "Asphalt Beach". She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Carmoleata is survived by six children: Deborah Ann Kempf (Bryan Bruns) of Quincy, David Clarke of La Manzanilla, Mexico, Daniel Clarke (Ann) of Seattle, WA, Eugene Clarke Jr. (Marcia) of Quincy, Thomas Clarke of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Kimberly Clarke Maisch (Todd) of Springfield, IL

Other survivors include 5 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 6 step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Clarke was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Clarke and her parents.

A Celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the Twin Oaks Club. A private interment will take place at a later date in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Quincy Humane Society or to the Charity of the Donor's Choice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Vicki Catterson
Olive Branch, MS
Comments:
A Beautiful Lady! Always happy and going strong. You will be missed by many. RIP Carmoleata and enjoy the loved ones in Heaven! Ron & Vicki Catterson 😇
From:
Linda Brad Baechle
Troy, MO
Comments:
So sorry to hear deepest sympathy for your family.
From:
Rodney & Carol Hoffman
Quincy, IL
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Clarke family, we were saddened to hear of your families loss. We met Carmoleata and Dutch many years ago at the Silver Moon. We shared many enjoyable times there, the SSBC & the Twin Oaks Club over the years. We know the thoughts and prayer of many are with you.
From:
Jamie Mabie
DOUGLASS, KS
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Thoughts and prayers from Kansas.
From:
Gary Grant
Heber Springs, AR
Comments:
So sorry about the passing of Carm. She certainly was a special lady. Always with a smile on her face. Memories go way back when we were all kids and enjoying the river camps and South Side Boat Club. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
From:
Bobbe Hatshman
Quinc, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Carmoleata's passing. I have many fond memories of your mom and the fun times at SSBC. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Bobbe Harshman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Carmoleata's' passing. I have many found memories of your mom at SSBC. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Mary & Kelley Brace
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss. Kelley and I have so many fond memories of you all. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.