Erma Grace (Hodge) Clark-Mann was born the daughter of Eldia Lee Hodge and Anna Lora (Barnett) Hodge on January 9, 1943, in Moko, Arkansas, and departed this life on August 2, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 72 years.
She was united in marriage on April 9, 1966, at Salem, Arkansas, to Hearl Clifford Clark, who preceded her in death on January 23, 1996.
She was united in marriage on October 6, 1996, at Brandsville, Missouri, to Wilbur Clyde Mann, who preceded her in death on August 14, 2014
She is survived by one son, Rick P. Clark and wife, Robin of Derby, Kansas; one daughter, Erma Lea Bansal of Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Lee Clark, Gregrey Paul Clark and wife, Erika, Nupur Bansal, Vishal Bansal, Ashley Nichole Clark, and Alexander James Clark; three great grandchildren, Hayden Elise Clark, Payton Elizabeth Clark, and Hunter Layne Clark; one brother, Lonnie Hodge; two sisters, Anna Ruth Brucker and Martha Britt; other relatives; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Eldia and Lora Hodge; one son, Clifford Wayne Clark; one grandson, Austin Wayne Clark; two brothers, Frances Hodge and Cecil Hodge; four sisters, May Sandridge, Pearl Shelton, Nancy Young, and Dorothy Crawford and infant twins, Frankie Sydney and Eldia James Hodge.
Grace was a strong and dedicated Christian lady. After the untimely death of her mother and at the age of 11, Grace left school to care for her brothers and sisters. Throughout her life she continued to fulfill the needs of others in her community with unconditional love and devotion.
She enjoyed growing and canning vegetables, her flower garden, making crafts, attending auctions and finding a good yard sale.
Grace was a lifetime member of the Mammoth Spring VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7831. She truly honored, respected, and showed gratitude for all veterans.
Grace never met a stranger and loved to greet friends and family with a hug. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, caring heart and giving spirit. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Mann’s family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, on Thursday, August 6, 2015, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
A private burial will be in the Myrtle Cemetery at Myrtle, Missouri.