Ruby "Jean" Clark

Ruby “Jean” Clark, 89, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson.  She was the co-owner of A-C Rentals and worked as a bookkeeper at the Red Coach Restaurant.

Jean was born on September 20, 1931, in Rockwall, TX, the daughter of Charlie Oscar and Pearl Lena (Mooney) Howell.  She graduated from Central Academy and Central College.  On May 2, 1967, Jean was united in marriage to Laurence “Larry” A. Clark in McPherson, KS.  He preceded her in death on June 30, 2009.

She was a member of the  McPherson Free Methodist Church, Red Hat Society, Pylettes, and TOPS. Club.

Survivors include: her daughter, Pam Clark (Tracy Schmidt) of McPherson, KS; granddaughter, Chaz Clark (Lance Bean) of McPherson, KS; great-granddaughter, Collier Bean of McPherson, KS; step-daughter, Sandy Clark of McPherson, KS; a brother, Charles Howell (Rachel) of Mansfield, TX; a sister, Margie Peoples (Dosville) of Rockwall, TX; and several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Freddie Taylor.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, April 19, at McPherson Free Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to McPherson Area Habitat for Humanity in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted online on April 15, 2021