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Sandra K. (Ritts) Clark

June 29, 1947 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 72)


Sandra K. “Sandy” Clark, 72, of Emlenton, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, September 19, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family at UPMC Shadyside following a brief illness.

Sandra was born in Oil City on June 29, 1947.  She was the daughter of the late Eugene N. “Gene” and Gertrude M. “Trudy” Gerwick Ritts.

Sandy was a graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District in 1965, the last class that graduated from the Emlenton High School building.  She was a long time active member of New Zion E. C. Church in Emlenton.  She had served as Sunday School treasurer and board member and coordinated church funeral dinners for many years.  Sandy had a kind and loving personality, always concerned for others.

Sandy was a homemaker and was employed for more than 10 years as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Cranberry.  She and her husband enjoyed attending car cruises and shows.

Surviving is her husband, David M. Clark, whom she married in Lamartine on December 2, 1967.  Also surviving are three children, Terry L. Clark and his wife, Maria, and Tammy L. Courson and her husband, Clay, all of Emlenton, and Tricia L. Way and her husband, Michael, of Sarver; five grandchildren, Allison, Seth, Justin and his wife, Ashley, Jadyn and Dalton; two great grandchildren, Aleya and Kayge; a brother, Kenneth E. Ritts and his wife, Barb, of Emlenton; a sister-in-law, Debbie Bolden, of Columbus, OH, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by her in-laws.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home Inc., 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton today (Friday) from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday from Noon – 3:00 p.m. with a funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. from the funeral home with the Rev. Lewis Bennett, pastor of New Zion E.C. Church, officiating.  Private interment will follow at Zion Union Cemetery, Emlenton.  Memorial contributions may be made to New Zion E.C. Church, 1195 Airport Rd., Emlenton, PA 16373 or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.

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