Frieda Ruth Clark, 99, of Fredericktown, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at Stockhoff Nursing Home in Fredericktown. She was born November 29, 1918 in Illmo, Missouri to Louis and Sarah Nina Ireland Westerwelle.
Freida married Harold Clark March 26, 1937 at Marble Hill. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2012.
Mrs. Clark was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and four sisters.
Survivors include her two daughters, Vivian (Charles) Ellicott of Wall, New Jersey and Charlotte (Calvin-Deceased) Ellis of Fredericktown; brother Richard (Connie-Deceased) Westerwelle of Provo, Utah; sister Margie (Miles-Deceased) Hill of McClure, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth (Mark) DeLauro, Roger Ellis, Susan (Lonnie) White, Andrew (Renee) Ellicott, Krislyn (Glenn) Srour, Vicki (Mark) Wagganer, Ross (Cara) Ellicott; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Frieda worked at Eli Walker Factory in Scott City, Missouri for seven years. She and her husband were in the flea market business for 20 years. She collected and sold dolls.
Her signature dish was chicken and dumplings. She passed that recipe on to another generation. Fun evenings with friends included pinochle and Skip-Bo. She excelled at both.
Freida moved to Cape Girardeau in 1938 and to Fredericktown in 2008. She was a member of Maple United Methodist Church.
Friends may call 9:30 am to 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral service will be at at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau with Pastor Tommy Fults officiating.
Entombment will be at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Salvation Army or your favorite charity.