Deloris Mae Clark

  • Born: August 31, 1938
  • Died: March 26, 2016
  • Location: Albia, Iowa

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1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Deloris Mae Clark, age 77 of Albia, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at her home.

She was born to Lloyd and Grace (Ramey) Pister on August 31, 1938 in Seymour, Iowa. Deloris attended the Seymour Schools.

In her earlier years, Deloris was employed for a brief period of time as a cook with a Corydon Nursing Home. She later managed an elderly apartment complex with her husband Jack in Knoxville, Iowa for fifteen years.

Deloris was united in marriage to Jack Clark on June 10, 1983 in Knoxville, Iowa. Last year the couple celebrated thirty two years of marriage.

Family was the driving force in Deloris' life. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed any opportunity to cook for them. Deloris and Jack also enjoyed camping at Lake Red Rock.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Clark of Albia, Iowa; three children, Debbie (Larry) Dustin of Albia, Iowa, Lisa (Don) Van Houten of Altoona, Iowa, and Jeff (Sandy) Holmes of Seymour, Iowa; two step-children, Bobby (Donna) Clark of Centerville, Iowa and Candy (Dave) Deen of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Jane Ann (Richard) Thomas of Centerville, Iowa; daughter in laws Lois Clark and Linda Holmes; sixteen grandchildren, Darcy, Nicholas, Shelby, Zachary, Chad, Brandi, Cody, Matt, Jamie, Samantha, Ashley, Brandon, Brooke, Brent, Nick, and Renae; and forty one great grandchildren.

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Grace Pister; a son, Rick Holmes; a step-son, Rodney Clark; and five brothers.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Confidence Cemetery, Confidence, Iowa. Memorials have been established to HCI (formerly known as Hospice of Central Iowa) and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Debbie, Lisa, Jeff and Families -
One of my clear memories of growing up down the street from you in Promise City was the friendship our moms shared. and how they were always there for each other, good times and bad. Guess that's what life is all about. Hugs to Jack and all of you. Carla

Posted by Carla Carwile - Lakewood, CO - Friend   March 29, 2016


So sorry for your loss of a wonderful woman. She was a good friend of my Mom's.We grew up with some of her kids.She will be missed greatly. May God bless you all.

Posted by Cathy Keller - Woodburn, IA - Friend   March 29, 2016

i LOVED Deloris. I could never have asked for a better mother-in -law. She taught me a lot as a young wife. She taught me how to keep house and cook. And showed me all the love I could ask for.Se will be greatly missed.

Posted by Leanne Blizek - Promise City, IA   March 28, 2016

She was the best substitute grandparent my kids or us could have asked for. She was at our house to watch the kids. But she was more much more to us then a babysitter. She loved our Ryan and Sheeky as if they were her grandchildren. She rocked them to sleep, she potty trained them and spanked their butts when the needed it (not really). They never cried when we left them with her it was Gods true gift to us when we needed the help. She was truly our Angrl here on earth

Posted by Lorraine Bjornson - Albia, IA - Friend   March 28, 2016

Jack, Deb, Lisa and Jeff, I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a special sister-in-law and she was always so much fun when we had family get-togethers. I always enjoyed and appreciated the times I was able to stay with the two of you, Jack. I'll miss her, too, and wish I had had a recent opportunity to visit with her one more time. Love and prayers for all of you!! Ruth Ann

Posted by Ruth Ann Pister-Kohn - Lakeland, FL - Family   March 28, 2016

So sorry for your families loss Lisa love you

Posted by Debbie Belmudez - Lebanon, PA - Family   March 28, 2016

Jack and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Deloris death. Bill has shared so many memories
of her and her family in their growing up in Seymour. May God be with you and your family.

Posted by Bill and Eleanor Cox - Okarche, OK   March 28, 2016

Sending my love to all of you. I know how much you will miss her. My mind has been racing with so many memories. She was a very special lady !

Posted by Connie Pister Singleton - Lane, IL - Family   March 28, 2016

So sorry to hear this. May you enjoy your journey to Jesus. Such a wonderful neighbor.

Posted by Mary Bennett - IA - Friend   March 27, 2016

Deb,Lisa,and Jeff and Jack ,I am so sorry for your loss ,if their is anything I can do ,give me a shout

Posted by Treasa Gage - Centerville, IA - Family   March 26, 2016