Janeen Kae Clark

May 10, 1956 ‒ October 10, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Janeen “Jan” Kae Clark, 59, of Galion passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 10, 1956 in Galion, she was the daughter of George William “Bill” and Alice (Stahl) Mackey of Galion. She is survived by husband Donald Clark whom she married on December 3, 1988 and previous husband Kenneth Nicholl.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1974 and attended Muskingum College. Jan was an optician and ophthalmology technician close to 40 years retiring three years ago. She was a member of Community Christian Church in Galion. Jan loved helping others, being by the pool and her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Nani”, were her life.

In addition to her parents and husband she is survived by children Travis (Kari) Clark of Galion, Miranda (Bill) Kennedy of Upper Sandusky, Eric Clark of Dublin, Matthew (Anna) Clark of Bluffton, South Carolina; grandchildren Rowen, Brynn and Hudson Kennedy and Camryn Clark and soon to be born baby boy Clark; brothers Mike Mackey of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dana Mackey of Galion.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Walter and Mildred Stahl, George and Lucile Mackey.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 14 with Dr. Dan Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jan Clark, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I was sorry to hear that Jan had passed away. We grew up together in the same neighborhood and went to all the same schools. After school we went our separate ways and Facebook brought us back together again. I enjoyed hearing about her family and seeing her at the class reunions. Recently I posted something about my mother who had passed many years ago and Jan sent me a nice posting back. It meant a lot to me but that’s the kind of person that she was she cared about everyone. My condolences to everyone in her family and her closest friends.

  • I was so sad to hear of Jan’s death. Jan was a super person and truly will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to your family. Lisa and Tony

  • Jan was my soul mate and best friend, we have stayed closed since we meet in school. We had our way of knowing when we need each other, we would just call and everything would be ok. I can’t believe that I will not have this with her, until we meet in heaven again. I pray for comfort to her parents, her husband Don, and her children and grandchildren, her brothers who she loved and lived for. May God be with you all.

  • I was so sorry to hear about Jan passing away. I went to all the schools with her. I think we were even in the same kindergarten class. We did go our separate ways, but she posted on Facebook. It was fun catching up with her. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those that were close to her.

  • So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Jan’s passing. We will be thinking of the family and hoping that you all can find some peace in being together.

  • T0 Bill and Alice and the families of Jan.
    Did not know Jan had any problem until Dana told us at a yard sale last week.
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and will try to see you before we go South.
    We send our love and sympathy at this time and in the days to follow.
    Ruby and Max

  • Miranda, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing . Sounds like she was a super lady & loved by many. My thoughts & prayers to you & your family .

  • So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jan. You all have my very deepest sympathy.
    Just keep your special memories of her with you always.

  • Alice, Bill , Don, Miranda, Eric and extended family members: Words are little consolation when a loved family member passes. Many are praying that God sustains all as you grieve this great loss. Jan loved life and demonstrated love for family, friends, and all she encountered. She will be greatly missed.

  • I finished the school year for Tom Bell in 1968 at Renschville when he became a Principal. That’s when I first met Jan and all her friends. She was a wonderfully sweet young lady. Years passed and I met her at again at her job with Dr. Newell. You know, she was still the same great gal. She was so very proud of her children
    and grandchildren and she shared such delightful stories of them, especially her ornery little grandson who was so precocious. She was way too young to leave us. She will always remain in my heart. Condolences to her heartbroken family. Nancy Bartz Herman

  • So sorry to hear of the Jan’s passing. She was such a nice, friendly person. My son, Zak & her son, Eric were best friends for many years. My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

  • I am very sad to hear of Jan’s passing. I went to school with Jan and also took dance lessons at the same time she did. We ended up in different dance classes because she was the sweet, little dancer and I was as big as the girls two years older than me. Jan continued to be the sweet, little girl her whole life. My deepest sympathies to her family, and to Alice and Bill, I am so sorry.

  • We will always remember her great conversations and, infectious laugh. Our condolences to the family.

  • Dear Alice & Bill,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of unthinkable loss. I am praying for God’s comfort and healing.

  • Don and families,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Look to the heavens and your angel will be looking back to comfort all of of you and may all your memories give you peace.
    Don,
    Shirley and I will not be able to attend the services but know we will be thinking of you.

  • To Mike and your family, we are so sorry to hear about the death of Jan. Know that we are thinking of all of you. She is now in Heaven with her good friend Debb M.

  • dear Family,
    Doris and I send our sincere sympathy in the passing of Jan. We remember her as a young lady at St. Paul UMC. Prayers and Blessings! Keep the Faith.

    Jack and Doris Roseberry

  • To Don and family, You probably will not remember me. Your mother and I grew up together and have remained friends. I think I saw you once or twice when you were just a little boy. I just wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I just watched the video , and could see what a beautiful lady she was and the love she had for your family . Thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours . Phyllis (Cole) Short

  • I will miss Jan. She came to visit me when I was in the Air Force because she was my friend. It’s comforting to know that she knew Jesus Christ. My condolences to all her family.

  • Its taken me a couple days to be able to right anything as I am still having a hard time accepting you have left and gone to heaven! I don’t know where I would have been if it was not for you and Don! Not only at one time did you guys provide a roof over our head till I got back on my feet but you were my friend, my mom away from mom and a wonderful aunt to my children! Even till this day whenever I had a question or just needed a ear to listen to me you were the first person I would call. You always hard the answer or the right words to make everything feel so much easier! I will forever be grateful to have had you in my life! We lost an amazing woman on the 10th of October but god gained a true angel to look over so many of us! You will forever be in our hearts!!!

  • So very sorry to hear about the loss of Jan. She was such a nice lady, we all liked her so much. Her loved ones are in our prayers.

  • I’ve known Jan for years, at different stages of both of our lives. She was always happy, always had a smile. I had no idea she was even ill. She loved her family very much, including Frank her dog! She was a joy, and will be missed.