Esther Ellen Clark, 98, formerly of Talmage, was born on Jan. 27, 1919 in Hardin, Mont., to Boyd and Eunice Violet (Young) Whisnant.  
She attended grade school in Clarkston, Mont., and later attended Clarkston High School where she graduated in 1936.
 Esther met her future husband, Charles Clark, while he was working in the shipyards in Washington and they were united in marriage on Feb. 1, 1941, in Kelso, Wash.
To this union three sons, Donald, Roger, and Doug were born.  
After the war, the couple returned to Talmage in 1946 and lived in Talmage for a short period of time before moving to the farm southwest of Talmage where they raised their family.  
Esther was a homemaker most of her married life.  
She and Charles ran a dairy and small grain farm until retiring in 1978.  
They continued to live on the farm until Charles death in 2015.  
Esther moved to Nebraska City and has been a resident of the Ambassador.  
Esther and Charles were members of Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage.
Esther passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Ambassador Nursing Facility in Nebraska City, having reached the age of 98 years, 2 months, and 22 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles “Ralph” Clark, three sisters Grace, Mary and Ruth and two brothers Wayne and Warren Whisnant.
Esther is survived by her three sons: Donald Clark of Talmage; Roger Clark of Franklin, Wisc.; Douglas Clark of Talmage; eight grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were to be held at 1o a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, at The Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage with Pastor Mary Grundman officiating.
Visitation was to be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment was to be at the Grant Evergreen Cemetery in rural Talmage.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Talmage Rescue Squad.
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Services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Chapel-707 15th ST.-Auburn, NE (402) 274-3131