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Ada Myrtle Clark

| November 9, 2009 11:00 PM

Ada Myrtle Clark, 101, a longtime Libby resident, died Thursday Nov. 5, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Libby.

She was born April 12, 1908 in Arnold, Neb., to Charles and Lydia Parks Hansberry. At an early age, she moved with her family to the Larb Hill area near Malta. At age 10, she moved to the Warland area.

She married Charles Noble in May 1927. They made their home in Warland where she had four of her five children. Her husband preceded her in death in 1942.

She then moved to Libby and married Elmer Clark in 1943. They later had a daughter. He preceded her in death in 1970.

Over the years, Mrs. Clark worked numerous jobs in town including at J. Neil’s Lumber Co., in the box factory and as a custodian and cook for the Libby Public Schools. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, fishing, and playing cards. She was a lifetime member of the Senior Citizen Center and was voted “Senior Citizen of the Year” in 1987.

Along with her two husbands, she was also preceded in death by two children, Harvey and Ada; one brother, three sisters and four grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Cal Noble of Libby; Florence McElmurry of Libby; Judy Nelson and husband Hank of Deming, N.M.; 26 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for Tuesday Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Libby Christian Church. 

Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby handled arrangements.