ZANESVILLE — Frances E. Clark, 85, a resident at Clay House in Zanesville, formerly of Bladensburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 5, 2010, at Morrison House Hospice in Zanesville.
Mrs. Clark was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Coshocton County, a daughter of the late Roy Lee and Lena (Hardesty) Hughes. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Dresden and following her marriage to Tom Clark, spent her life in the Bladensburg area. She was a member of the Bladensburg Presbyterian Church until its closing, the Wakatomica Garden Club for many years, and had been a 4-H advisor. She had been a member of the Knox County Pomona Grange, Union Grange and the state and national grange organizations. Mrs. Clark was active in the Glenwood Chapter OES 303.
She is survived by three nieces, Karen (Mike) Maniaci of Zanesville, Bonnie (Jerry) Lavy of Zanesville, Joy (Jerry) Hassen of Fremont; three great-nephews; and a sister-in-law, Jean Hughes of Nashport.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Clark, whom she married Jan. 25, 1944, and who died July 18, 1985; a brother, Robert L. Hughes; and sisters, Helen Jean Hughes and Louise Hughes.
Funeral was Monday, with Dr. William McClelland officiating. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. The Vencil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9112. Online guest book, information: www.vocfh.com.