Shirley F. (Strope) Clark
F. (Strope) Clark, 80, formerly of Ipswich, died Saturday September 9, 2017 in the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation Center, Saugus, following
her long illness.
Born January 9, 1937 in Dixie, Arkansas, daughter of the late Leonard J. and Jewel D. (Schugg)
Strope, she was raised in Arkansas where
she married and raised her family. In 1985 she relocated
to New England to
be with her adult children. Shirley’s greatest joy was
her loving family and her devotion to Christianity.
She is survived by a son, Therral E. Clark, Jr. and his
wife Sheila of Ipswich; two daughters, Catherine J.
Credle-Clark and her wife Shannon of Marblehead, and
Catrenia A. Joly and her husband Sean of Georgetown;
four grandchildren, Erin Libby of Henniker, NH, Jillian
Mason of Manchester, NH, Lance Rickard of Georgetown,
and Brooke Rickard of Newbury; six great grandchildren;
a sister, Jeannie Marie Brown and a brother Leonard
Strope, Jr, both of St. Louis, MO. She was the sister of
the late Barbara Fleming and Virginia Pierce both
formerly of AR.
Her funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday
September 13 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich,
internment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting
hours will be 5 to 8 pm Tuesday.
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