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Vera Loretta Clark

November 27, 1920 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 99)


Vera Loretta Clark, 99, of Litchfield, passed away on Fri., May 15, 2020 at 1:12 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield.  She was born on Nov. 27, 1920 in Alton, IL, a daughter of Melvin Otto and Elizabeth (Ledder) DeSart. Vera was a WWII Veteran of the Women’s Army Corp. She married Bernard Clark on February 19, 1950. He preceded her in death on April 28, 1984. She worked as a waitress for 22 years at the Garden’s until they closed. She also worked at Skinny’s Café in Litchfield and Anderson’s Egg Plant. She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. Vera was a member of The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #436 in Litchfield, and Home Extension. Her children said she was a Gold Star Mother.

She is survived by:

1 son, John (Connie) Clark of Greenville

1 daughter, Linda Hammel of Highland

5 grandchildren; Joei (Bruce) Sanford of Hillsboro, Jacqui Anderson of Hillsboro, Jamie (Jason) Dickenson of Greenville, Craig (Laura) Hammel of Mississippi, Brooke (Brad) Lam of Carbondale. 9 great-grandchildren; Jesse and Tristan Sanford, Milla and Ian Anderson, Gabe and Joely Dickenson, Brittany Hammel, Lauren Hammel, Zachary Brown.

In addition to her husband, Vera was preceded in death by her parents, 1 step son, Glen Maynard Clark; 3 brothers, Evert DeSart, Nyle DeSart, Melvin DeSart; 3 sisters, Elizabeth DeSart, Nedra Kosowski, Betty Gooch; 1 great-grandson, Arin Sanford.

Private Family Services will be held.

Memorials can made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

Plummer Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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