Webster Clark of Olathe, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Olathe Medical Center Hospice House. He was born August 2, 1922 in Clarksville, Arkansas, to Emerson Grant Clark and Della Dixon Clark, and was preceded in death by his parents, four older brothers, Walter, Roy, Henry, and Elbert Clark, and one younger sister, Ruth Vangilder. On August 13, 1949, he married Mary Baker Clark, who also precedes him in death. He is survived by three daughters, Joy Shaver, Anita Clark, and Candace (Mark) Underwood, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, as well as a number of loving nieces and nephews.
Webster worked for SEMO Electric Co-op in Sikeston, Missouri for 35 years as an electrical lineman. In 1984, he and Mary relocated to Olathe, Kansas where they served as assistant resident managers of Good Samaritan Towers for six years.
His Christian faith and love of Jesus played the most important role in his life. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Sikeston for many years, where he served as a deacon, church treasurer, and taught a Sunday school class for almost 30 years. Soon after he became a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston, he was asked to serve on the church board, and to once again teach a Sunday school class. He was a member of College Church of the Nazarene from the time he moved to Olathe until his death. He very much loved attending worship services at College Church, participating in Senior Adult trips and activities, and attending the His Fellowship Sunday school class. After his retirement from Good Samaritan Towers, he was asked once again to lead a men’s Bible study twice a week for several years at the Towers. He loved God’s Word and read and studied it throughout his life.
Webster enjoyed visiting the elderly and shut-ins of the church when he was a young Christian and continued to do so through much of his adult life. It was not unusual for him to spend a day off visiting nursing homes, the hospital, or visiting and delivering groceries to those who were homebound. He had a servant’s heart all the days of his life. His prayer in his latter years was for strength and health to care for his wife, who required full time assistance during her final years. God answered this prayer, as he cared for Mary faithfully until the final few months of her life when she required inpatient care. At age 92, he was still caring for her.
He was a loving father and grandfather, and will be missed by his friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to His Fellowship Class of College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan, Olathe, KS 66062