We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Mary Rose Clark, 78, of Altoona, IA. She passed at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA from unknown causes on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Mary was born on March 6, 1942 in Fort Dodge, IA to Herman and Alma (Meyer) Gerdes. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, spending time outdoors, attending and cheering on her children's at their sporting events, and sewing.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Alma Gerdes; her husband, Ralph Clark; and her son, Shawn Clark. She is survived by her children, Chad Clark of Des Moines and Shannon Jacobs (Timothy Jacobs) of RAF Mildenhall, UK; her grandchildren, Carley, Gabrielle, and Jesse; her brother and sister in law, Roy and Stella Clark; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial services will take place on July 18, 2020 in Des Moines, IA at 10:00 a.m. Location is still to be determined.

Service Details

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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