Barbara J. Clark, 74, published poet, worked at Garden Spot Auto Auction, Phils fan

By on February 10, 2016

Barbara J. Clark, 74, of Lititz, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Lancaster General Hospital.

She was born and raised in Lancaster by the late Gertie Stauffer, and was the wife of the late Claude J. Clark Jr.

She liked to write poetry and had some of her work published; enjoyed going to Hollywood Casino; going out for breakfast and dinner with family and friends; spending time with family and pet dog, Lucy; was a huge Phillies fan; and was a Bears and Giants fan.

Barbara worked in her early years at Penn Elm Sewing, Moravian Manor in the laundry department, and most recently worked part-time at the Garden Spot Auto Auction.

Barbara is survived by daughter: Penny M., wife of Rick Strohm, of Lititz; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; brother: Pete Tshudy of Kansas; and a foster sister: Millie Oster of York.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by son: Claude Clark III; daughter: Kathy Specht; brother: Raymond Tshudy; and sister: Beatrice Howlett.

Services were held Feb. 10 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, with Keith Sweitzer officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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