Mary J. (Cox) (nee’ Berdey) Clark
Mary J. Clark, 98, longtime Hibbing resident and formerly of Chisholm died Friday, October 25, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm, MN. She was born March 30, 1921 to John and Maria Berdey in Nanticoke, PA. Mary moved to Chisholm at the age of 3 and later graduated from Chisholm High School. She then moved to Hibbing in 1943 after uniting in marriage with Robert Cox Jr. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Hibbing, Degree of Honor, and most recently Silver Sneakers. Mary was active in various church related activities throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed gardening knitting, and canning as pastimes. She also wintered in Arizona with her late husband Gerald Clark Sr.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Kersti) Cox, Oxford, OH, Kathy (Ray) Lee, Hibbing, MN, and Greg (Candy) Clark, Bloomington, MN, her six grandchildren, Kaila Cox, Lebanon, OH, Alison (Tony Jacobson) Cox, Denver, CO, Greg Lee, Hibbing, Amy (Mike) Glass, Blaine, MN, Karen (Sean) Garrity, Coon Rapids, MN, and Kamie (Matthew) Moen, Minneapolis, MN, nine great-grandchildren, Georgia, Alexandra, Sophia, Zachary, Johnathan, Benjamin, Samantha, Liana, and Caroline, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Robert Cox Jr., and Gerald Clark Sr., and her sister, Anne Sokol.
Funeral services for Mary will be 11:00 am, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hibbing. The Rev. Terry Tilton will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the Dougherty funeral Home of Hibbing. The visitation will then continue one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
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