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Obituary for Betty Lou Clark

Betty Lou Morse Clark, 81, of Kosciusko, MS, passed away on February 22, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer.

Betty was born on November 5th, 1940 in Lauderdale, MS. After graduating from high school, she went on to study nursing at the Matty Hersee Hospital and School of Nursing in Meridian, MS – after which she began a career of 40+ years as one whose greatest concern was the well-being of others.

She is remembered by the many Attala county medical as “Mrs. Clark”, a consummate medical professional who always wanted to make sure that the right things for her patients were done the right way – even if it required a “meeting” with a doctor in The Chapel. She is remembered by the many Attala county residents whose lives she touched as “Ms. Betty”, someone they could always count on to make sure that they, their mamas and daddies, or their babies and grandbabies were well taken care of.

Betty had a lifelong love of needlecraft which filled her home and the homes of those she loved with creations, spanning from cross-stitched works of art to her almost-famous t-shirt quilts. She also had a passion for flowers (particularly her daylilies) with which she created a garden at her home that was visited by many from across the area every spring. Never did someone comment on the beauty of a particular flower without finding themselves asked, “Do you want to take one home with you?”

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kosciusko for many years. There are many banners, table cloths, and other such things still in use which bear her talented fingerprints. She truly loved those in her Sunday School class and - even more so - the countless little ones who came through the two year-old nursery in which she enjoyed working for so many years.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Dwight Clark, her parents James Douglas and Flossie Morse, her brother W.C. Morse, and her sister Shirley Morse. She is survived by her brother Leroy Morse, her sister Doris Thompson, her children, Mark Clark (Laura), Kim Pullen (Kevin), and Tammy McGee, her grandchildren Clark Pullen (Whitley), Erin Clark, Brooke Fortenberry (Daniel), Ty McGee (Bre), Sara Clark, Tori McGee, and Michael Clark, and her great-grandchildren Gaines Pullen and Owen Fortenberry – and the two on the way.

There will be no public visitation. Friends are asked to join the family for a graveside service at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 25th.

Finally, the family would like to offer their deepest gratitude to the dedicated and caring staff of Halcyon Hospice (and especially Shannon Skinner) and to her caregiver Anita Horne – all of whom worked so hard to make sure that her last days were good days.

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