Martha ‘Marty’ Clark, 71

Martha G. “Marty” Clark, age 71, of Three Rivers, MI, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Marty was born June 9, 1943, in Howard Lake, the daughter of Thomas and Agnes (Baldy) Marketon.

She was united in marriage to Larry Clark Jan. 11, 1964, in Waverly. Together, they raised two beautiful children.

Larry and Marty had lived at several locations throughout their lives, but always called Three Rivers, MI their home, where they eventually retired and spent many wonderful years at Fisher Lake.

Marty spent her career as a proud and caring clinical nurse wherever life took her. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and the Three Rivers Garden Club and Women’s Club.

Marty’s true love was her family; her husband, children, especially her grandchildren, and seven siblings, who were her core throughout her life.

She enjoyed golf, tennis, and dancing, but was especially gifted at gardening, which she loved. Like her life, Marty’s flower gardens were always beautiful and in full bloom.

Marty was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Eddie Marketon.

She is survived by her loving family; husband of 51 years, Larry Clark; two children, son Mark (Kyria) Clark, and their sons, Christian and Gabe; daughter, Melissa (Laura Ofstead) Clark; three sisters, Rosie Milewski, Helen (Bob) Bauman,, and Margaret (Jerome) Thiemann; three brothers, Louis, Art (Jolene), and Walter (Jackie) Marketon; and many nieces and nephews, and close friends.

A memorial Mass took place Friday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Vyverman, Fr. Mathew Manalel, and Msgr. Mike Hazard as celebrants.

Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers, MI, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be donated to the Three Rivers Health Hospice, American Cancer Society, or the Carnegie Center for the Arts.

Arrangements were by the Hohner Funeral Home; www.hohnerfh.com.

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