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Victoria Elizabeth Klark

March 13, 1930 - April 4, 2014
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Victoria Elizabeth Klark passed gently into Heaven on April 4, 2014 from a broken heart. She was married for 62 years and was preceded in death three months prior by her husband and also her youngest child seven years earlier. She was born March 13, 1930 to Mary and Victor Byer, the youngest of twelve children. She graduated from Youngsville High School and worked at Bell Telephone Co in Warren, PA and later WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY. Vicki, or Hun, as she was known to family, married Louis Klark on September 22, 1951 and they moved to Jamestown, NY to raise their family of seven. Vicki was well known for the many types of...
Victoria Elizabeth Klark passed gently into Heaven on April 4, 2014 from a broken heart. She was married for 62 years and was preceded in death three months prior by her husband and also her youngest child seven years earlier. She was born March 13, 1930 to Mary and Victor Byer, the youngest of twelve children. She graduated from Youngsville High School and worked at Bell Telephone Co in Warren, PA and later WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY.

Vicki, or Hun, as she was known to family, married Louis Klark on September 22, 1951 and they moved to Jamestown, NY to raise their family of seven. Vicki was well known for the many types of homemade perogies and baked goods that came from her kitchen. She enjoyed gardening and at times would compete with her husband to see whose garden would produce the biggest and best vegetables. She and her husband moved to Matthews North Carolina where they enjoyed their retirement together. Vicki enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting items which she donated to charities. She was known for her caring and nurturing mannerism. One of her strongest attributes was her tender heart. She received enjoyment from doing things for others such as leaving small anonymous gifts to those who didn't know her. She and her husband always enjoyed morning walks in their Matthews's neighborhood. During Christmas, she saw a neighbor's nativity scene in their yard and she wanted the baby Jesus to be warm. She knitted a blanket for the baby Jesus and anonymously placed it over him. To this day, baby Jesus is still warm at Christmas. She nurtured people and animals; she even swaddled an ill family cat in a blanket and rocked it in a rocking chair while she was helping to bring back its health. She was a master at playing Gin Rummy and really enjoyed playing her full hand at the drop of a hat.

She is survived by daughters Yolanda Beichner (Bud) Sinclairville, NY, Marlene Samuelson (Ron) Bemus Pt., NY and Ann Schwob (David) Stanfield, NC; and sons Gene Klark (Mary) Granville, OH, Jerome Klark (Holly), Springfield ,OH and Allen Klark (Linda), Plano, TX; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Vicki is also survived by her sisters Kate Minarski (Stanley) of Elmira, NY and Sister Mary Hilda of St Joseph's Convent in Erie, PA and brother Victor Byer of Jamestown, NY.

Special thanks from the family to Kim Karsen "Kimmee" who was the personal caregiver for Vicki and brought out the best in her. Kim supplied an unlimited amount of love and care to both Vicki and Louis in their later years and has been a large part of the family.

A loving Mom and Wife she was preceded in death by her youngest child, John on October 14, 2007 and the love of her life and husband of 62 years, Louis, on January 1, 2014.

She was also preceded in death by sisters Julia, Helen and Pauline, and brothers Edward, William, Walt and John.

A viewing is scheduled for 11:00 am at McEwen Funeral Home in Mint Hill North Carolina followed by a Christian Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Matthews, North Carolina at 1 pm on April 8, 2014.

"You are all in our thoughts and prayers. 2nd Watch/Plano Pd" Erin Thornton (Plano, TX)

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