Ila F. Clark, age 77, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 6:25 A.M. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Ila was born on August 31, 1940 in Farmington, Illinois, the daughter of Russell and Elnor Fortman Bybee.. She attended and graduated from Knoxville High School, class of 1958. She married George T. Clark on September 14, 1958 in Maquon, Illinois. She is survived by her daughter: Shelly (Don) Lockwood of Knoxville, Illinois; her son: Brad Clark of Knoxville, Illinois; five grandchildren: Adrianne, Austin (Molly), Nathan (Danielle), Brett (Lisa) and Addison; six great-grandchildren: Ryder, Chase, Lyla, Braxton, Wesley and Nora. She is also survived by two sisters: Dora Jean (Paul) Clark of Gilson, Illinois and Susan Bradbury of Bozeman, Montana; and a sister-in-law: Mary Bybee of Maquon, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother: Ernie Bybee. She was a secretary for the former Klink Furniture Store and the Wolfe Furniture Store in Knoxville, Illinois; a Graduate Education Asst. for the Dale Carnegie Institute in Peoria, Illinois; then finally secretary for the Knoxville High School in Knoxville, Illinois for many years. She was an active member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Illinois, and was a former member of the Knoxville P.E.O. as well as the Knoxville Jr. Women’s Club. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois, Rev. Norman Mendel officiating. Interment will be at the Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to Knoxville High School for a future Scholarship Fund. On-line condolences or expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com
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