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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Beatrice Minnie “Tootie” Tucker Clark, 98, of Coudersport, PA

Beatrice Minnie “Tootie” Clark
“beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother”

Beatrice Minnie “Tootie” Tucker Clark, 98, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away with her loving family at her side on Friday, January 19, 2018, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after suffering a stroke on January 13, 2018.

Born on September 1, 1919 in Colesburg, PA, she was a daughter of Edgar Harvey “EH” and Katherine “Katie” Mosch Tucker and granddaughter of Emil and Wilhelmina Kortz Mosch. On May 16, 1942 in Colesburg, she married the love of her life, Milford L. Clark, who survives.

Tootie was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1937. She was employed at the former Hamlin’s 5 & 10 in Coudersport. She and her husband were the owners and operators of the Milbea Guernsey Dairy Farm in Coudersport.

She was a member of the former Hebron Grange 1251. Tootie was a devoted wife, and was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandma. She was a friend and neighbor to all and was always tending to others. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her devoted husband of over 75 years are a daughter, Linda Lee Clark (Terry) Sturdevant of Coudersport; four grandchildren, Christopher Clark of Germany, Jay (Christy) Baird of Franklin, NC, and Krista Sturdevant (Rodney) Doran and Kimberly Sturdevant (John) Dailey, both of Coudersport; seven great-grandchildren, Noah Baird, Myah Baird, Sarah Baird, Gabby Doran, Rodney Doran, Jr., Emilee Dailey, and Jacob Dailey; a sister, Ruth Tucker Thompson of Colesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Tootie was predeceased by a son, James L. Clark; a daughter, Catherine Marie “Cathy” Clark Baird; two brothers, Franklin “Bub” Tucker and Edgar “Sonny” Tucker; and a sister, Marjory “Sis” Tucker Butz.

Friends may call from noon to 4pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a celebration of Tootie’s life will follow at 4pm with the Rev. Howard R. Burnham, pastor emeritus of Hebron Union Church, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potter County Historical Society, 308 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Showstoppers 4H Club, c/o Sheila Gabreski, 7 Water Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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