Ila Verne (Geis) Clark was born October 24, 1927 in Gotebo, Oklahoma to Edward and Anna (Wiebe) Geis. She passed away May 26, 2020 in Harrah at the age of 92.
Ila lived through the great depression which made her very frugal. She enjoyed gardening in her rose gardens, reading, shopping at Dillard’s and J.C. Penny’s, crochet, sewing, gathering pecans and using them to bake the most amazing pies ever. She enjoyed college basketball as she had played, herself, while in school. She was great with numbers, had a knack for remembering birthdays and historical events and could play the piano by ear. Ila was an Avon lady for over 35 years.
Ila cooked at the Carney School as well as the Little Rancher Café in Carney where she made homemade pies which people often traveled from the city to enjoy. She worked as the site manager for the Carney Senior Citizens Center for many years in the 80’s and 90’s. Most of all, Ila loved her family deeply.
Ila was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Anna Geis; husband of 56 years, Gearl Clark; siblings, Josephine Baker, Sadie Weber, Roy Geis, and Cleola Green. Survivors include her son, Gary Clark and wife Patty of Carney, grandchildren, Robbie Clark of Carney, Courtney Verner and husband Derek of Harrah; great-grandchildren, Skyla Verner, Brantley Verner; along with many other family and friends.
A funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Lehman Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kenny Violette officiating. Interment will follow in the Carney Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.