From obituary in the Springfield, Colorado Plainsman Herald Ethel Katherine Clark was born at Fowler, Kansas, October 10, 1890, the first born child of J.G. and Minnie Clark. She departed this life March 8, 1974, at the age of 83 years, 6 months, and 26 days. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 17, in the year of 1907 and later joined the Christian Church in Fowler, Kansas. She led a Christian life until the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Harry Crissman at Fowler, Kansas, February 12, 1908. To this union were born nine children. In September of 1922 the Crissman family moved to Stonington, Colorado, and lived there until after the death of her husband. In the early 1940s, she moved to Springfield (Colorado) where she made Springfield her home until Ill health caused her to have to move to Denver in 1968 where she made her home with her daughter, Leona and granddaughter, Bernice. Failing health caused her to have to move into a rest home for the remainder of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters in infancy; two sons: Elmer and Shirley; and one brother. She is survived by two sons, Gipson and wife Wilma of Wichita, Kansas; Frank of Lamar, Colorado; three daughters, Fern Howard of Springfield, Colorado; Dorothy and husband Jim O’Connell of Denver; Leona Jenkins of Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Eva Nuss of Fowler, Kansas; Bernice Richardson, of Soquel, California; 14 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Family history handed down to great grandson, Billy (Howard) Day.
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