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Mary L. Clark

Mary passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in Irons.

She was born March 25, 1944 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Merle and Mary (Renbarger) Clark. Mary had worked as a title/escrow officer for a real estate title company in California until her retirement.

She enjoyed trips to the casino, spending time at the beach and pool and listening to music. Mary loved animals and working the pumpkin lots in Otsego and Kalamazoo. She was an excellent care taker for her mother, brothers, Tom and Jim and for her companion, Gary Schuietboer. Mary had a strong faith and loved attending St. Margaret Catholic Church.

Surviving are her sister Nancy (Roger) Kortokrax of Otsego; nieces and nephews, Jason (Amy) Bos, James Clark, Kimberly Clark, Susan (Steve) Pillars, Kathy Clark, Jason Kortokrax and Aaron Kortokrax along with several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paul, Tom and Merle “Jim” Clark; niece, Amy Hartman and companion, Gary.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family starting at 9:00 A.M., Friday, August 21, 2020 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Burial will follow at Eden Township Cemetery in Irons.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to St. Margaret Catholic Church.

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Susan Clark-Pillars

August 18, 2020 at 6:23 pm

In memory of my beautiful aunt. In life it is rare to meet a truly selfless person. Mary Lou was such a person. She was a great listener and she was always, and I mean always caring for others. She was very modest and I don’t think she realized her specialness. I was lucky that she was and is a part of my family. You hold a special place in my heart sweetie and I will always love you. Your niece Susie


Lori Pickett

August 18, 2020 at 7:21 pm

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Mary lived right next door to me. She was a very nice person and great neighbor. Hugs!


Carol Babcock

August 19, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Mary was such a wonderful soul. I worked with Mary at the pumpkin lot and always enjoyed her company. Nancy, please find comfort in knowing she is with God. In loving memory,


Kathy Plotts

August 19, 2020 at 7:24 pm


I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I know how close you two were. She was a wonderful person and so many will miss her


Sandy and Jack Seiler

August 20, 2020 at 12:14 am

Wow, what a shock when Val called us with this sad news. I’m going to miss her beautiful smile at Saturday Mass. We’re so sorry for your loss.


Ann Hoffman

August 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Nancy I am so sorry to hear about your sisters passing, keeping you in my prayers at this difficult time.


Sue Smith

August 21, 2020 at 2:56 pm


So sorry about Mary Lou’s passing. I just saw this today and it was to late to make the service. I have a lot of fond memories of her as a small child. She was always kind to me and i always enjoyed spending time at your house when I was younger.

Thinking of you at this time.


Karen Burnell Krajecki

August 24, 2020 at 5:47 pm


I did not hear about Mary Lous passing until Friday morning. Sorry I could not make it. I will always remeber her trips back from California and hanging out at aunt Evie’s pool.


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