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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


  Lavern Clark was born in Myrtle, Missouri on March 11, 1936, to Willie and Ora (Harbison) Wisehart and departed this life on February 6, 2023. She was married to Boyd Clark on December 12, 1954. Lavern and Boyd had four children Mike Clark, Kim Bridges, Jason Clark, and Eric Clark.

   Lavern was an active member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church and was a devoted Christian serving as a Sunday school teacher to many of the church youth. She was actively involved in the Women’s Auxiliary and the church choir.

  She was an avid reader and highly respected for her sewing abilities. Many people in the church and community were blessed by her beautiful voice and love of singing.

  Lavern was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was loved and respected by many and will be missed by all.

  She is survived by her four children Mike, Kim, husband Brock, Jason, and Eric, wife Mandy; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  She is preceded in death by her husband Boyd; six sisters Bernice Cantrell, Eunice Wisehart, Marie Sutton, Eulah Payne, Lucy Hyman and Mary Ruth Wisehart; three brothers in-law Virgil Cantrell, Bob Payne and Irvin Hyman; and one daughter in-law Barbara Clark.


  Funeral services  will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Saturday, February 11, from 5-7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

  Interment will be on Sunday, February 12, 2023, in Byrd Cemetery, Myrtle, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Jerry Wyatt
    February 9, 2023 @ 8:05 am

    She and Boyd are together again!

  2. Melanie Sult
    February 10, 2023 @ 3:27 pm

    Lavern and Boyd were great people. So sorry for their loss to their family and community.

  3. Pat Payne Barger
    February 12, 2023 @ 2:51 pm

    Don and I will miss my dear Aunt Lavern. She was my mother’s “Baby Sister”. We know she is now with her LORD Jesus and Uncle Boyd, free from pain and troubles. We thank the Lord for her life. Our prayers continue for my cousins and all the family who will also greatly miss this sweet lady.

  4. Amy (Foster) Smithee
    February 17, 2023 @ 3:42 pm

    Lavern was a beautiful lady inside and out. I enjoyed working with her many years ago at Salem 1st Care. She was so fun and such a good cook. Lost touch over the years and was sad for her family to see she had passed, but know she is really living it up in Heaven with her other loved ones and friends. She was a great example of a loving Christian woman. She talked about her husband and children often. Prayer for comfort for her family. I still have one of her handwritten recipes and will cherish it.