THELMA CLARK, 93, of Arcola, IL passed away at 2:50 P.M. on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at Carriage Crossing in Champaign, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St. in Arcola, IL. A Memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home. Rev. Brent Budd will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Thelma was born on November 11, 1922 in Arcola, IL. She was a daughter of James Edgar and Maud (Moore) Case. She married Dale Clark on November 4, 1972 in Arcola. He passed away on October 4, 1987.
She is survived by one step-son and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dale, one son, Chad Clark, one infant-son, two brothers, Ralph Case and James Case and two sisters, Eunice Radcliff and Doris Karlstrom.
Thelma was a graduate of Arcola High School in 1940 where she was a member of the Cheerleading Squad.
Thelma had worked at USI, S&K Rigging as a secretary, the Arcola Lumber Yard and Mrs. Moody, her former neighbor at her antique shop.
She enjoyed oil painting, flying high as an ultra-light passenger, feeding her squirrels, visiting with neighbors and people as they would pass by.
Most special to Thelma was portraying Mrs. Santa Claus which allowed her to meet and greet numerous children and their parents and they came to talk to Santa. She was a member of the Arcola First Baptist Church and was the Grand Marshal of the Broom Corn Festival in 2012. Her quick wit and contagious laughter will be missed by those who knew and loved her.Memorials may be made to the Arcola First Baptist Church or the Arcola Foundation.