William L. Clark 1914 - 2007 Basehor
William L. Clark
William Louis Clark, Basehor, died Dec. 15, 2007, at the age of 93. A service will be 1 P.M. Friday, December 21, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th St. Kansas City, Kan. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to Basehor Gold PRIDE in c/o Frances Rake, or to the Basehor Historical Society.
Mr. Clark was born Oct. 18, 1914 in Leonard, Mo., and moved to Kansas City, Kan., in 1942, retired to Shelbyville, Mo., in 1980, and moved to Basehor Kansas in1993. He worked for North American Aviation, several area Ford dealerships, and more than 25 years for Sears before retiring in 1980.
He was a member of Basehor Gold PRIDE, and the Antique Radio Club. His green thumb was matched only by his ability to fix anything that was broken. In 2004, at age 90, he was named "Basehor Citizen of the Year" in recognition of his many hours of volunteer service in the community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister, and one grandson. His survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Frances, along with daughters Louise Vervaecke of Basehor, Louanne Mallory of Bountiful, Utah, Sharon Chartier of Vincennes, Ind, and son John W. Clark of Rock Hill, S.C. He also leaves 7 grandsons-Bob Vervaecke, Mike Vervaecke, Brian Vervaecke, Jarrod Mallory, Rob Clark, Justin Clark, Shane Chartier, and a foster grandson David Walker; two granddaughters, Katherine Chartier and Jennifer Clark; 8 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend its deepest thanks to Kansas City Hospice for the care that Mr. Clark received.
Arr: Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home