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Laura A. Clark | 61

July 13, 1959 - November 11, 2020

Laura A. Clark, 61, of 105 Timberline Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at her residence, after an illness of the past year.

She was born July 13, 1959, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert and Eileen Shadd Garner.  Laura was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1977.  She was an employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Company.

On September 13, 1980, in the Sacred Heart Church, Laura married James “Jim” Clark, who survives.  She is also survived by her daughter, Lindsay Eckenrode (Greg) of Ashville, PA; her son, Nathan Clark of St. Marys; a granddaughter, Bria Eckenrode; her sister, Emily Hart of Annville, PA; four brothers: Mark Garner (Lynn) of Hopewell, GA; Mike Garner (Marti) of Hummelstown, PA; Neil Garner (Mary Petrocchi) of Kersey; and Rob Garner (Jan) of St. Marys; and by her mother-in-law, Kathleen Clark of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Garner, in infancy.

Laura was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  She enjoyed working around her home, spending time outdoors biking and kayaking and attending family gatherings.  Most of all, Laura loved spending time with her beloved granddaughter, Bria Lauran.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, November 16, 2020, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the West Creek Recreational Trail Association, 34 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA  15834.



November 16, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

November 17, 2020
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

November 17, 2020
St. Mary’s Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  2. Jim and family,
    I send the most sincere condolences to you all during this time. I can share the feelings of your loss and there are no words to convey the hurt you are feeling. At least now she is no longer in pain and the suffering is gone. She will forever be looking down on you and will always be with you in spirit! She fought hard and with all she had!

  3. My condolences to you and your family, Jim.
    I hope you find some comfort knowing her spirit will live on through her children and grandchildren.

  4. So sorry for your family’s loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Neil, Rob, Garner & Clark Family,
    Deepest sympathy in the loss of Laura.
    May your sweet memories comfort you all
    in the coming days! Fly high dear angel!

  6. Jim and family, so sorry for your loss.
    Every time I ran into Laura she was always smiling. She was a very special person and I have lots of fond memories of her.
    You are all in my prayers. Hope you can take comfort in knowing her suffering is over.

  7. There are no words….

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Angel flying too close to the ground….

  8. Rob, Neil, Jim and the Clark and Garner families,
    I can still hear Laura’s voice from our younger days growing up on Dippold Avenue. May God keep her close.

  9. Dear Clark & Garner Families,
    My deepest sympathy is with you in the loss of your Wife, Mother, Sister, of Dear Laura. May she Rest In Peace with the Lord and May God bless you with strength to help you through your loss.
    Amy Garner Fox
    Cary, NC

  10. Lindsay, Greg, and family-

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom.
    You have my deepest sympathies and your
    family will remain in my prayers during
    this difficult time. God has her in His arms
    and the angels are surrounding her.

  11. Jim, we’re very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -The Kerners

  12. Jim & family, Clark & Garner families,

    So sorry for your loss. Laura was always smiling, now she is smiling down on you. Our prayers are with you all. Your loss is felt by many.

  13. My thought and prayers to the family. She was a beautiful lady inside and out.

  14. Lindsay: I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the loss of a parent….My thoughts and prayers are with you, Greg and Bria.

  15. Jim and Family: So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Jim and family, My deepest sympathy to you all. May our heavenly Father hold you all tenderly in the palm of His hand during this most difficult time.

  17. May God bless Laura’s family, and take solace knowing that she is in a better place.

  18. Our deepest sympathy for you Jimmy & your family in this time of sorrow. Our thought & prayers are with you all. Laura was a beautiful person inside & out.

  19. Our deepest sympathies to Neil and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Bill, Linda, Adam, Aaron Cheatle

  20. Jim, Lindsay, Nathan, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

  21. God Bless Her

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