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Diane M. Clark

February 8, 2022


Diane McHenry Clark, age 75, of Claymont, Delaware passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 peacefully in her home surrounded by her two daughters. 

Diane was a resident of Claymont for 53 years. She was a 1964 graduate of John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Delaware.  Diane worked briefly at DuPont Experimental Station and gave that up in order to raise a family.  Later, she worked for the Brandywine School District for 27 years as an Administrative Assistant.

In her earlier years, Diane was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of several PTA and CAC groups.  She was also an active member of the Church of the Ascension in Claymont, where she was a youth group leader and a Sunday school teacher.  More recently, Diane was a member of the Claymont Lions Club and was on the Board of Directors at the Claymont Community Center.   She also enjoyed having luncheons with her 1964 Dickinson Alumni Group.  Diane enjoyed gardening and taking care of her yard, sneaking away to play the slot machines and having a hot cup of tea.  She loved spending time with her family and cooking Sunday dinners. She was also an active jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.  She loved keeping in touch with friends and trips to the beach, rain or shine.  Members of the community enjoyed driving by her house to see her festive monthly porch trees.  While inside the house, family and friends were treated to even more holiday decorations, especially at Christmas time.

Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Lloyd Clark of Claymont; her parents, James and Rose McHenry of Wilmington; and her sister, Virginia Carver of Georgia.  She is survived by her two daughters, Wendy Clark-Della Valle (Steve) of Wilmington, Delaware and Jaime Clark Small (Tom) of Newark, Delaware; her two grandchildren, Cody and Kelsey Della Valle; her two brothers, James McHenry (Opal) of Florida and Patrick McHenry (Saundra) of Magnolia, Delaware.

Viewing will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gebhart Funeral Home located at 3401 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, DE 19703 and Funeral Church Service will be held Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Ascension located at 3717 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703.  Internment will be immediately after church service at Gracelawn Memorial Park, located at 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware 19720.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation, 701 Sweetleaf Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808.

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February 16, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gebhart Funeral Homes
3401 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

Funeral Service
February 17, 2022

10:00 AM
Church of the Ascension
3717 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

February 17, 2022

11:30 AM
Gracelawn Memorial Park
2220 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

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