Clark, Betty Jean


Betty Jean Clark, 86, of Oil City died at home, surrounded by her children, on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. She was the surviving spouse of the Rev. Edward Clark who passed away in August, 2019.

Born on July 29, 1934, Betty was the daughter of Robert and Gladys Burchett of New Castle. She married Edward D. Clark on Nov. 23, 1955. 

She is survived by two sisters, two brothers and her three children, Donna Tarleton and husband, Joe, of Oil City; Judy Millar and husband, Tom, of Plumer, and Edward D. Clark Jr. of Pleasantville. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

As a minister's wife, mother, and nurse, Betty was lovingly and selflessly devoted to God, church, family, and her patients.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral.

A brief memorial service will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at the Oakland United Methodist Church in Dempseytown. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Funeral arrangement were entrusted to the Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, Pa. 16323. The family would like to thank the AseraCare Hospice personnel for the superior and loving care they gave Betty.

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