Born 6-25-1918 - Died 3-12-2002
Leslie E. Clarke, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 25, 1918, in Sycamore, Ill., the son of Ernest G. and Emily (Joslin) Clarke. He worked many years as an auto mechanic for Commonwealth Edison before retirement. He moved to Horseshoe Bend in 1979. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the Eagles, and the bowling club. He was a member of the Men's Club and the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church.Survivors include one son and wife, William L. and Sandra Clarke of Avalon, Wis.; one daughter, Carol Jean Clegg of Belvedere, Ill.; one brother, George Clarke of Moberly, Mo.; two sisters, Erma Packard of Napierville, and Evelyn Green of DeKalb; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; and one sister, Edith.Graveside services were Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Dekalb, with local arrangements under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel of Horseshoe Bend.Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4011, Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512.