Sharon S. Clark | 1940 - 2014 | Obituary

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Sharon S. Clark

Born: April 09, 1940
Died: April 12, 2014

Sharon Sue Clark, 74, of rural Virginia, IL died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, IL.

She was born April 9, 1940 in Springfield, the daughter of Charles A. and Marcella Jones Forman. She married Ronald Gene Clark on March 12, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1999. On December 22, 2010, Sharon and Wilbur Anthony “Tony” Moore exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia and he survives

She is also survived by a son, Mark Clark (wife, Beth) of Virginia; a daughter, Mindi Armstrong (husband, Butch) of Virginia; three grandsons, Matt Clark, Clark Armstrong, and Connor Armstrong; four granddaughters, Mary Beth Clark, Miranda Clark, Maureen Armstrong and Molly Armstrong; a sister, Sandra Vernon (companion, Mike Ritter) of Streator; a brother, Calvin Forman (wife, Marcia) of Virginia; a devoted companion, Tony Moore of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Sharon was a 1958 graduate of Ashland High School and attended Western Illinois University at Macomb. She was employed as a beautician for many years operating a salon on the Virginia square. She devoted many hours as a volunteer for Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice and as a reading tutor for the Virginia Elementary School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Virginia where she served as a deacon, elder, clerk of the session, and Sunday School teacher. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bridge with friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia. Memorial gifts are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, First Presbyterian Church, American Cancer Society to benefit breast cancer research, or St. John’s Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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