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Carol Alice Clarke 1933 - 2024
Carol Alice Clarke

HOISINGTON — Carol Alice Clarke, 90, died June 21, 2024, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, Kan.  She was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Hoisington, Kan., the daughter of Ray and Faye (Chenoweth) Humphrey. She attended schools in Hoisington and Jetmore, Kan.

On July 22, 1950, she married Joseph Alanson “Joe” Clarke, Sr. in Jetmore, Kan. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2015. 

Carol worked for Suburban Laundry/Apparelmaster and later for Duckwall’s, retiring in 1996. She enjoyed gardening and traveling on their Goldwing. In later years, she enjoyed attending her grandkids and great grandkids activities. Carol was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hoisington, and the American Motorcycle Association.  

She is survived by two daughters, Alice Clarke of Barnwell, S.C., and Mary Brewer of Muncie, Ind.; four grandchildren, Trey (Joanna) Wagnon of Barnwell, S.C., Ben (Krista) Brewer of Hoisington, Wyatt (Jenelle) Brewer of Muncie, Ind., and Megan (Jake) Brown of Yukon, Okla.; and nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Faye Humphrey; stepmother, Lenora Humphrey; husband, Joe Clarke; son, Joseph A. Clarke, Jr.; daughter, Iris Clarke; brothers, Donald Humphrey, Robert Humphrey, Kenneth Humphrey; stepsister, Becky Maier and stepbrothers, Fritz Charles, Jim Charles, and R.L. Charles.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 24th, 2024, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Chapel, with Ron Bailey presiding. Burial will follow in Hoisington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kans for Kids or Clara Barton Hospital Foundation in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544. Notices may be viewed and condolences sent at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 146 

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 22, 2024