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Carla J. Clark

Birth Date: February 15, 1961
Death Date: December 5, 2018

Carla J. Clark, 57, of Decatur, IL passed away December 5, 2018 with her family by her side.   

Carla was born February 15, 1961 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Ellen (Kruger) Clark.  Carla married Luis G. Paz on October 31, 1995 in St. Petersburg, FL.   

Carla was a registered nurse and a “damn good one”.  She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and was an avid reader.   

Surviving are her husband, Luis G. Paz; father, Clifford Clark; daughter Ellie Paz of Decatur, IL; brother, Kevin Clark (Laurie) of Palm Harbor, FL and one niece and two nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Clark. 

Memorial visitation will be held from 5 – 7 PM, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. 

Memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday December 7, 2018 at the Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. 

Burial will be at Brady Cemetery, Akin, IL. 

Memorials: American Cancer Society.   

Condolences may be sent to Carla’s family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com. 

Memorial Visitation
December 7, 2018
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Memorial Service
December 7, 2018
7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Volleyball Friends

    Written by: Rhonda and Mike Ganley

    Carla and I met when our girls played volleyball. Our families would enjoy the out of town tournaments together. Carla always made us laugh! She will be missed!

  2. Carla's God Brother

    Written by: Stanley A. McCoy

    I am saddened to hear of Carla’s passing! We were cousins through our Mothers families, the Kruger’s and Friese’s from Strasburg and Stewardson areas in Illinois. Rest in Peace, Carla!

  3. God Brother to Carla and Kevin and God Son of Clifford and Ellen Clark!

    Written by: Stanley A. McCoy

    Carla and I were both born in 1961. Her mother and father are my God Parents! I remember visiting with their family a lot and playing with Carla and Kevin while growing up in Decatur. We were family cousins through my Mother Nelda Friese McCoy and Carla’s Mother Ellen Kruger Clark. Rest in Peace Carla with your Mother Ellen in Heaven! Carla worked as a traveling nurse and eventually landed in Florida. I moved to Alaska in 1985 from Illinois. Our Mother’s kept both of us informed of each others travels and adventures! In a way, we both had a zeal for the wanderlust adventures we sought out in God’s Great Creation! We may have been in opposite corners of the USA, but our family still brings us back to Illinois! Jesus saved us all from this world we live in and finally leave to be in glory with Him! I will miss you very much, Carla! My heart is both sad and glad that you are no longer suffering! The holidays are harder each year when we lose those that we love and cherish! My prayers are with Clifford and Kevin’s and Carla’s families! May God’s grace shine upon you and give you Peace!

  4. God Brother to Carla and Kevin and God Son of Clifford and Ellen Clark!

    Written by: Stanley A. McCoy

    Carla and I were both born in 1961. Her mother and father are my God Parents! I remember visiting with their family a lot and playing with Carla and Kevin while growing up in Decatur. We were family cousins through my Mother Nelda Friese McCoy and Carla’s Mother Ellen Kruger Clark. Rest in Peace Carla with your Mother Ellen in Heaven! Carla worked as a traveling nurse and eventually landed in Florida. I moved to Alaska in 1985 from Illinois. Our Mother’s kept both of us informed of each others travels and adventures! In a way, we both had a zeal for the wanderlust adventures we sought out in God’s Great Creation! We may have been in opposite corners of the USA, but our family still brings us back to Illinois! Jesus saved us all from this world we live in and finally leave to be in glory with Him! I will miss you very much,Carla! My heart is both sad and glad that you are no longer suffering! The holidays are harder each year when we lose those that we love and cherish! My prayers are with Clifford and Kevin’s and Carla’s families! May God’s grace shine upon you and give you Peace!

  5. Luis, Ellie, and family-we are so sorry for your loss. Carla was a wonderful and fun person who loved you all so much. We pray your memories can bring you some peace. Love, John, Amy, Kayley and Kassey

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