Reta Mae Clark

Apr 9, 2021
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Private family services will be held at a later date. 

A recording of the service is posted below the tribute video.


5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel.


Garden Of Memories Cemetery


Directed to First Baptist Church of Waterloo

(434 Baltimore St. Waterloo, Iowa 50702)


Reta Mae Clark, 82, of Waterloo died April 9th, 2021 at Rosewood Estate. She was born September 10, 1938 in La Crosse Wisconsin the daughter of William and Estella Zempel.

Reta married Raymond Clark on March 13, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua; he proceeded her in death on December 3, 2018.

She worked in the home, as she loved to care for her three children.

Reta was also a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Waterloo, ensuring her children never missed a day of Sunday School.

Reta loved to bake, especially pies and cookies. She also enjoyed camping and celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Most of all, Reta’s favorite thing to do was spend time with her children and grandchildren. She cherished her title as a mother and grandma.

She is survived by: two daughters, Brenda (Ed) Murray of Waterloo, Becky (Doug) Shimp of Washburn; one son, Brian Clark of Marion; five grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) Clark, Craig (Mary) Shimp, Courtney Shimp, Brandon and Nicholas Murray; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Chloe Clark and Brody and Brynlee Shimp; Sister In Law, Rosemary Zempel; and her beloved puppy dog, Rocky.

Proceeded in death by: her parents; her husband, Raymond Clark; a brother, William Zempel; and a sister, Marlys Baumgartner

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  1. Teresa | Apr 14, 2021

    You are in our thoughts  and prayers during this time .keep those memories  tucked in your heart .

    Love ya all ,

    Teresa siebrands

  2. Kristin Buehler McAreavy | Apr 13, 2021
    Reta was my babysitter and beloved  next door neighbor on santa maria. Her laugh was always genuine. She always made me smile and I remember fondly spending time at the house. Reta and Pete, aling with my parents,had many good times togther btoh in Waterloo and when they came to Delhi. Your fmaily’s will be in my thoughts. 
  3. Maynard Hatch | Apr 12, 2021

    Sorry to read about Reta's death and the loss you all are feeling.  I enjoyed being her pastor and remember her laugh.  Our prayers are with you, particularly the "kids" I knew,


  4. Julie Schmitz | Apr 12, 2021
    Wrapping you up at your time of loss. So sorry to read the news. Hugs and prayers. Sincerely, Jule Schmitz

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