Bertha Louise Clark

Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home

McPherson, KS


Bertha Louise Clark, 88, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 2:55 p.m., Friday, August 23rd, peacefully, at McPherson Hospital. Louise was born in McPherson, Kansas on January 24, 1925, a daughter of Edith E. (Anderson) and David William Clark.

Louise attended and graduated from Prairie Queen Country School and Lindsborg High School, Lindsborg, Kansas. She then attended Bethany College and graduated from nurses training at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. She completed her education at the Baylor College of Medicine, Anesthesia School, in Dallas, Texas, where she received her CRNA.

Louise was a member of New Gottland Covenant Church McPherson, Kansas where she was baptized and confirmed.

Louise was a devoted mother and worked for Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Kansas where she was the Director of Nursing. Louise worked in numerous hospitals as a CRNA in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. At her retirement she was as a CRNA at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Louise and Phyllis enjoyed living on a small acreage farm and ranch along with their sons in Oklahoma and Kansas for more than 30 years.

Surviving family members include -
Sons: David W. Clark and his significant other Dana Burkdoll, of Topeka, Kansas
Greg Benage and his wife Maria, of Smyrna, Georgia
Best friend: Phyllis Benage, of McPherson, Kansas

Louise was preceded in death by her parents David W. and Edith Clark; her sisters, Marjorie Clark and Evelyn Brinkman.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

The funeral service will be held at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 with Reverend Richard Skar officiating.

The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.

Memorials in memory of Louise are suggested to New Gottland Covenant Church and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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