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Harold L. “Hodge” Clark


Harold L. “Hodge” Clark, 88, of Hettick, passed away Wednesday,  Jan. 18, 2023 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation & Health Care in Hillsboro.

Harold was born on April 9, 1934 to Clarence and Mayme (Mefford) Clark in Hettick.

Hodge was a 1952 graduate of Northwestern High School.

In 1954, he joined the U S Army and served his country during the Korean War, and was with the field artillery division. After his two years were finished, he transferred to the Army Reserves.

On Dec. 5, 1953 Harold married Barbara Ann Fones in Carlinville.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2013.

Hodge farmed and worked for Sonneborn Brothers in Hettick for over thirty years before retiring.  He also worked at Allis-Chalmers in Springfield for a short while.

Harold was the past Barr Township Supervisor and Treasurer for over twenty years.  He also was a past member of the Hettick Fire Department.

He loved gardening, mowing grass, and raising feeder calves.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Don) Loveless of Hettick; son, Hal (Tammy) Clark of Geneseo; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Karol Hazelwonder of Godfrey; brother, Calvin (Patsy) Clark of Carlinville; several nieces and nephews.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mayme Clark; wife, Barbara Ann Clark, and brother, Howard Clark.

Visitation was held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville.

Funeral services followed with Rev. Tim Rhodus, officiating.

Burial took place in the Gilead Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Hettick Fire Department.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is serving the Clark family.

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