Monday, February 20, 2023

Obituary - JoAnn Sylvia Clark

JoAnn Sylvia Clark, age 88, former resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Friday, February 17, 2023, at The Maples Health & Rehab, Springfield, MO. She was born September 29, 1934, in Emmeram, KS, the daughter of Joseph and Albina Weigel Doerfler. She attended schools in Russel, KS, Wichita, KS, and graduated from Fort Scott High School. She worked for Western Insurance Company/American States Insurance/Lincoln National Insurance for a combined 40 years.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sharyl Blackmore, and Carol Clark; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Alan, and David Doerfler. She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Clark, Jr., 2 sisters, 4 brothers, a daughter, Janet Clark, and her parents.

There was cremation. Burial will take place in the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott, KS, at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Old Fort Genealogical Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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