Dorothy Sullivan Clarke, 102, went home to be with her heavenly Father and family on April 20, 2016. She was born August 5, 1913, in Center Hill, Arkansas, the first of four siblings. Her father had multiple business occupations which resulted in many moves during her childhood. In the spring of 1931 the family moved to Hazen, Arkansas, where Dorothy met Harold Clarke (son of F.L. and Ila Clarke). They were married in September 1932. She remained a Hazen resident for 79 years before moving in 2011 to the home of her daughter and son in law, Carol and Bobby Wilson in Hot Springs. She attended church at The Lake Shore Heights Baptist Church in Hot Springs where she helped in the nursery.
She took with her many happy memories of the people she knew and loved. She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. G Fn Sullivan and Lucy Harrison Sullivan, her husband of 48 years, Harold Hamman Clarke, her sisters, Darliss Simons, Rhena Chapman, Gussie Guyer, and her grandson, Mike Wilson. Those left to cherish her memory are her children Carol Wilson and husband Bobby of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Bobby Clarke of Hazen, Arkansas, Linda Pich and husband George of Denton, Texas, and Barbara Norman of Bella Vista, Arkansas. In addition she is survived by grandchildren Mark Wilson of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Lauree Bartholomew of Batesville, Arkansas, Clarke Pich of SouthLake, Texas, David Pich of Frisco, Texas, Joe Pich of San Antonio, Texas, Bill Norman of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Jeff Norman, of Bentonville Arkansas, sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 Saturday, April 23, followed by the funeral from 2 to 3 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen, Arkansas. Officiating at the funeral will be Chaplin Teddy Frye of Gentiva Hospice of Hot Springs. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Quapaw Care and Rehabilitation Center and the staff of Gentiva Hospice of Hot Springs.
Dorothy was a devoted Mother, grandmother, and faithful friend. She was a gentle soul whose warm and hopeful nature inspired all those who knew her. Her sweet disposition and smile will be missed by all.