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Wilbur Clark

Wilbur W. Clark, 91, of El Dorado, died Dec. 23 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado.

The celebration of his life was 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, El Dorado.

Wilbur was born May 26, 1919, on a family farm near Burns. He grew up in Chase County and attended Summit school.

He was united in marriage to Marie Rotach in Newton. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Feb. 26.

He had lived in Chase and Butler counties all his life. They moved to El Dorado in 1948.

Willie retired from KG&E as a line foreman after 37 years of service.

He was involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County for many years. He was a very faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He held every office in the church. He was an official usher and greeter. He was known for his beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. He loved to hunt and fish. During his younger years, he loved to play baseball.

Surviving family include his wife, Marie, of the home; one daughter, Michele Banks, and husband John of El Dorado; a brother, Gordon “Sonny,” of El Dorado; three sisters, Margaret Matz of Peabody, Norma Riggs of Marion, Joyce Barker of Wichita, and Sherol Nightengale of Burns; two granddaughters, Staci Hehenberger and husband Rodney of Minnesota and Katie Todd and husband Patrick of El Dorado; and three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Margaret, and Isabelle.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ike Clark; a sister, Maude Gaines; and two infant brothers.

A memorial has been established with Trinity United Methodist Church in care of Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, 224 W Ash Ave, El Dorado KS 67042.

Last modified Dec. 29, 2010