Marie Ledbetter Clark, 76, died peacefully in her Fairborn, Ohio home on Friday, January 8, 2010 after nearly a 10 year fight against Multiple Myeloma. She was born in Austin, Texas on November 22, 1933, the daughter of the late Wade O’Brian and Willie Belle Ledbetter.
Marie graduated from San Saba High School in 1950, received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Antioch University and graduated from the Air Command & Staff College. After many years of service at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, she retired as a Civilian Air Force Senior Logistics Manager. Marie was a member of The First Baptist Church in Fairborn, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. Charles Clark and Herbert Walker, and her brother, Delbert Ledbetter.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Mark & Kelly Clark of Cedar Hill, Texas; Mitchell & Tracy Clark of Yellow Springs, Ohio; Karen & Waring Worsham of Dayton, Ohio; and Sharon & Jeffrey Schroder of Bellbrook, Ohio; twelve grandchildren: Chris, Zach, Riley, Jonathan, Andrew, Joshua, Sami, Niki, Jesi, Dani, Lynsay and Scott; brother-in-law, Ed Clark and wife Carmelita of Ft. Worth, Texas; and nephew, Mike Clark of Aledo, Texas; sister-in-law Mabel Ledbetter of San Saba, Texas; nephew Macy Ledbetter and wife & Cathy of Spring Creek, Texas; and niece Laura Spain & family of Rhome, Texas; and numerous, wonderful and loving friends.
Memorial graveside services will be held at Neal Cemetery in Spring Creek at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Marie’s family would like to thank the Vitas Hospice staff for their tender kindness and support during her final days. Memorial contributions are requested to the International Myeloma Foundation in memory of Marie Ledbetter Clark. Sincere thanks to the San Antonio Bone Marrow Transplant unit, at www.Myeloma.org.