Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bruce Clark & Ruth A. Cox Clark

Lange Funeral Home Obituary
Bruce Clark, 1939=2011
  Bruce Clark, age 71, of Centerville, Iowa died February 10, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa.
  Bruce was born September 5, 1939 in Centerville, Iowa the son of William and Ruth Hixenbaugh Clark.  He graduated from Centerville High School.  He married Ruth Cox in 1958 in Clio, Iowa.  Bruce served in the United States Navy, retiring after twenty years of service.  After retiring from the service, he was a mechanic and drove a rock truck.  His hobby was collecting and restoring toys and was an avid enthusiastic collector. He was baptized at the United Methodist Church.  Bruce was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Fleet Reserve.
  He is survived by his wife Ruth, 3 children, Debra (Mark) Kauzlarich of Centerville,  Diana (Max) Baethke,  Owasso,  OK,  Richard Clark of Jerome,  Iowa,  5 grandchildren  Melissa (Clint) Hedrick of Edmond,  OK,  Brad (Lindsey) Kauzlarich of Oskaloosa, IA, Ashlee (Hardy) Gunsalus, Oklahoma City, OK, Sandi Kauzlarich of Centerville, Mariah Clark of Jerome; four great grandchildren; one brother Roger (Jill) Clark of Centerville.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother William (Joe) Clark.
  Visitation:  Sunday, February 13, 2011, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
  Service:  Monday, February 14, 2011, 11:00 AM, Highland Cemetery, Mystic, IA.
  Special Services:  Graveside Military Services.
Daily Iowegian - 21 February 2012
Ruth A. Clark, 1939-2012
  CENTERVILLE — Ruth A. Clark, 72, of Centerville, passed away Thursday,  Feb. 16, 2012 at her home.

  Ruth was born Oct. 16, 1939 at Allerton, the daughter of Ernest and Elnor Michael Cox. Ruth grew up in Seymour and graduated from Seymour High School. She married Clyde Bruce Clark in Clio in 1958. For the next 20 years, Ruth spent her life as a Navy wife, moving from Coast to Coast. She enjoyed the moves to new places, especially meeting new people along the way.  During those years she made many lifelong friends. After Bruce retired from the Navy, the family settled in Centerville. For the next 25 years Ruth worked for Union Carbide, retiring from Curwood in 2004. She enjoyed caring for her home — always had some sort of project underway.  She loved her flowers and the colorful displays in her yard. Ruth loved her family, especially her grandkids. She was a member of the Drake Avenue Christian Church, Centerville where she was baptized in 1992.
  Ruth is survived by three children Debra (Mark) Kauzlarich of Centerville, Diana (Max) Baethke of Owasso,Okla., Richard Clark of Jerome, five grandchildren Melissa (Clint) Hedrick of Edmund, Okla., Brad (Lindsey) Kauzlarich of Oskaloosa, Ashlee (Hardy) Gunsalus of Englewood, Colo., Sandi Kauzlarich of Centerville, Mariah Clark of Jerome; four great-grandchildren, Logan Hedrick, Audrey Kauzlarich, Hudson Hedrick and Kellen Kauzlarich. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters William (Eleanor) Cox of Okarche, Okla., Marge Brandeburg of Delmar, Gene Cox of Peoria, IL, Tom (Linda) Cox of Unionville, Mo., Kathy (Gary) Lord of Tucson, Ariz. and Butch (Shirley) Cox of Ft. Dodge.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Clark and her parents.
  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Highland Cemetery, Mystic with Pastor Ken Mehrhoff officiating. Friends may call all day Monday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Lange Funeral Home, Centerville. A memorial has been established to either Hospice of Central Iowa or Drake Avenue Christian Church and may be left at the funeral home.  Condolences may be left at

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