Norene Clark, 85, of Mount Veron, Illinois, formerly of Wayne City passed away at 10:30 A.M. September 27, 2019 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. She was born January 26, 1934 in Illinois to the late Earl and Mogene (Hall) Friend. She married Emory Clark on September 3, 1988 in Wayne City, Illinois and he survives in Mount Vernon.
In addition to her beloved husband of thirty-one years Norene is survived by her sons, Phillip Clark and wife, Marlyn of Keenes, Illinois, Bill Clark and wife, Vicki of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jerry Clark and wife, Connie of Keenes, Illinois, and Michael Clark and wife, Rebecca of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Patricia Grim and husband, Dennis of Springfield, Illinois; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Norman Friend and wife, Doris of Wilmington, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Norene worked as an office manager for Friend Oil in Fairfield, Illinois and was a member of the Church of the Harvest in Wayne City. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
In honor of the family's wishes a Private Family Viewing will take place. A Public Funeral Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 30, 2019 at Church of the Harvest in Wayne City, Illinois with Reverend Richard McCormick officiating. Interment will follow at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City. Memorials, in Norene’s loving memory, may be made to the Church of the Harvest.