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George William “Bill” Clark

G. William Bill Clark, age 91, of Plymouth, and formerly of Shelby, died Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Willard Health Care Center in Willard after a short illness.

Bill was born May 9, 1916 in Shiloh, Ohio the son of the late George W. and Stella M. (Martin) Clark. He was a 1934 graduate of Shiloh High School. He retired after 36 years of service from the Shelby Municipal Power Plant as a stationary engineer. Prior to that, he had been employed at Westinghouse in Mansfield. He was a member of LifePoint Community Church in Plymouth, the church which he helped build. He taught Sunday school for 30 years at Trinity United Brethren Church in Shelby. He was a member of the Christian Men’s Association in Shelby. He enjoyed everything about trains.

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Dorla Miller-Clark; 2 sons and spouses, G. William and Linda Clark of Mansfield and Russell and Diane Clark of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Spangler of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Kay Clark of Shelby; 5 Stepchildren, Dr. Martin and Vicki Miller of Kenton, Mary Lee and Larry Taylor of Amherst, Dr. Jim and Dr. Ann Miller of Nairobi, Kenya, Bill and Linda Archer of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Elizabeth Susie and Charles Butler of New Richmond, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline R. (Bell) Clark in 1991, second wife, Eva Cherry Archer Clark in 2002, 3 brothers, Ward, Richard, and Paul Clark, 3 sisters, Marcella Coovert, Jean Smith, and Doris Messimer.

Friends may call on Friday, February 8, 2008 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby and also on Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 10-11 AM at the LifePoint Community Church, 260 Riggs Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 AM at the church with Pastor Rich Hurles and Pastor Dan Humrichouser officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial expressions may be made to Life Point Community Church. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: G. William Clark
    Your_Name: Jan (Janice Clark) Geyer


    Dear Bill, Russell and Families
    I wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of your dad’s death. I have fond memories of him as a child when he would come by the house to hang out with Dad. They were often working on some car and I always delighted in your dad calling his car a “machine”. He seemed to always be in good spirits and was happy to see us. Your cousin, Jan — Littleton, Colorado

    Family_of: Bill Clark
    Your_Name: Dave & Liz Clark


    Billy and Russell – Just heard about your dad’s death and read the obituary. I always admired your dad. He was a hard worker and had a great attitude about life. And of course his strong faith sustained him through the years. I recall him referring to his car as a “machine.” He kept up to date on diesels and we had some interesting conversations about diesels when I was working Cummins. I can still remember some of his prayers at the reunion. I am sorry we could not get back this evening, but will try to look you all up this summer – planning to return to Shelby to visit sometime.

    Dave Clark
    Family_of: G. William Clark
    Your_Name: Mark Cramer


    To The Clark Family-

    My condolences to you all.


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