The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 3, 2013

Pansy Clabaugh Clark

JOPLIN, Mo. — Pansy Clabaugh Clark went peacefully to meet her Heavenly Father at 4:31 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the age of 99.

Born Feb. 20, 1914, to Charlie Myers and Cora Emmitt Myers in the Spring City community, she married Martin Clabaugh in 1938. From this union were born two daughters, Julie Bealer, of Joplin, and Janice Vowels Adams and husband, Rick, of the home.

Pansy always enjoyed working and had several jobs in her lifetime. Following Martin's death in 1968, she went to live near one of her sisters in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she met and married Hank Clark in 1969. Following Hank's death in 1991, she continued to live in Colorado Springs near many friends and family. She moved back to Joplin in 2007.

Besides her daughters, she is also survived by grandchildren, Gavin Bealer, of Joplin, Scot Vowels, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Michael Bealer and wife, Heidi, of Joplin, and Leah Vowels Hoffman and husband, Brian, of Carl Junction; sisters, Gay Jones, of Colorado Springs, Ruth Lamb, of Joplin, and Mary Daugherty, of Joplin; three great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a sister, Violet Drake, of Seneca; twin brothers, Ray Myers, of rural Joplin, and Roy Myers, of Joplin; and a baby brother, Alvin Myers.

She was a member of Harmony Heights Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Chapel with Rev. Charlie Burnett and Rick Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Hornet Cemetery with Gavin, Michael and Riley Bealer, Scott Vowels, Brian Hoffman and Jake Taylor serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army.

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