Susan “Sue” E. Clark, 72, Silver Lake, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 5:27 a.m. She was born in Warsaw on November 4, 1947, to Robert and Leona (Winger) Leckrone.
She was raised on a farm in southern Kosciusko County. Sue attended Sidney School until it closed and then transferred to South Whitley High School, graduating in 1966. She graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne, in 1968. After graduating from college with an Associate’s Degree, she married R. Ray “Razor” Clark on May 25, 1968; he passed away on March 25, 1998.
Following her schooling, Sue worked in an accounting office for six years, then stayed at home when their son was born and helped on their family farm. Ray worked away from the farm and Sue did a lot of the tractor work. She also worked for the United States Postal Service for twenty-four years, before retiring in 2009.
Sue loved music and loved to sing with her family. Her mother, sister-in-law and she sang for many community programs and at church. Sue was a member of the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake, where she played the organ for services and the piano for the choir. She also was a member of Lambda Chi Omega Sorority. Sue played baritone sax for several years in the Manchester Civic Band. She was a supporter of the Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Lion’s Club as well as serving for many years as the treasurer of the Silver Lake Days Festival Committee. Sue was willing to help anyone in any way that she could and loved sending cards and letters.
Surviving is one son, Robert (Karen) Clark, one grandson Thomas, and one granddaughter, Gretchen, of Silver Lake. One brother, Tom (Janis) Leckrone, North Manchester, and one sister Nancy (Richard) Bellows, Carmel, Indiana; one sister-in-law, Betty (Dick) Lynch, Claypool, also survive, as well as, several nieces and nephews and their families. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Thomas Alan Clark.
The funeral service will be Friday, June 26, 2020, at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior to the start of the service at the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, 2507 East State Road 14, Silver Lake, Indiana. Calling is Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 2 to 8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Myrtle Glen Drive, Silver Lake.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be designated to Silver Lake Fire Department, 702 East Main Street, Silver Lake, Indiana 46982.
Due to Covid-19, seating outside the church will be available, weather permitting. The State of Indiana recommends social distancing of six feet or more, hand washing or sanitizing, and the use of masks.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
Condolences may be emailed to mckeemortuary.com.