It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sheila M. Clark, 50, Syracuse, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, from complications of the COVID 19 virus.
Sheila was born Aug. 12, 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand to John Steinbacher and Nong Fulk.
She met her husband, Todd Clark, in 1986 and they shared 34 years together.
Sheila graduated from West Noble High School, Ligonier. She later pursued higher education graduating from Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, with an Associates Degree in Nursing – RN, Goshen College with a BS-RN, and continuing on to complete her Masters in Nursing at the University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne. She was employed as a nurse practitioner by Heart City Health, Elkhart.
She is survived by her father, John (Margaret) Steinbacher, husband, Todd, daughters Sierra (Nick)Kern, Cheyenne Clark, step-son, Dustin Hepler, brother John “Jake” (Chrissy)Steinbacher, and sister Angela Steinbacher. She found her greatest joy spoiling her grandchildren Riley, Bennington, and Aspen.
Sheila has three exchange student daughters whom she loved very much, Jade (Victor) Anolfi, Campinas, Brazil; Patricia (Yuri) Pessoa, Fortaliza, Brazil; and Gabriela Perez, Fortaliza, Brazil. She always considered them family.
Sheila was preceded in death by her mother, Nong Fulk.
Sheila had a passion for health care and loved helping others. She enjoyed spending time with her family and particularly her grandchildren. She spent a majority of her free time being grandma. Sheila loved to travel to other countries and take in the local cultures. She also enjoyed volunteering for various local events such as Stone’s Trace Days and Fat and Skinny Tire Fest.
Due to the surge in COVID cases recently, the family has decided to hold a Celebration of Life to be announced later in the spring to honor Sheila’s wishes of practicing safe distancing.
The Cremation Society of Indianapolis is in charge of cremation.
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