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Martha Jane Richards Clarke died peacefully, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Kingsbrook LifeCare Center under Community Hospice Care. Mrs. Clarke was born Sept. 19, 1935, a daughter of the late T. R. Richards and Ann R. Richards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Clarke; and a brother, William R. Richards.
Martha retired from First & Peoples Bank and Trust Company in 2016, after 35 years as President. She served on Bellefonte Memorial Gardens Board of Directors.
She is survived by her son, Buff Clarke and wife Gale of Russell; two grandsons, James (Taylor) R. Clarke of Louisville and Patrick B. Clarke of Russell; and a brother-in-law, Gary Clarke of Westwood.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Pastor Henry Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Pallbearers will be Jim Bob Osman, Frank H. Warnock, Matthew Warnock, William J. Bentley, James Clarke and Patrick Clarke.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank all of Martha's nurses and caregivers Kingsbrook Lifecare Center for their special care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Martha's name to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com
Published on June 14, 2017
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