Bruce Martin Clark, 37

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Bruce Martin Clark, 37

Bruce Martin Clark, of Olney and formerly of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 9:58 AM – Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at the home of his parents in Newton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Mike Baker officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Newton, Illinois.  Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Friday, December 9, 2016, at the funeral home.  In loving memory of Bruce, memorial may be made to the family.

Bruce was born on August 24, 1979, in Olney, Illinois, the son of Bruce Martin Gardner and Karen (Baker) Gardner.

Bruce was a graduate of Newton Community High School and graduated with the Class of 1997.  He was a member of the Antioch Christian Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Bruce is survived by:

Parents – Karen and Joe Stoops of Newton, Illinois

Daughter – Madeline Harden of Olney, Illinois

Granddaughter – Ollyve Scroggins of Olney, Illinois

Sisters – Heather Turley (Danny English) of Olney, Illinois

Amanda (Billy) Parker of Princeton, Indiana

Brothers – Ryan (Christa) Stoops of Newton, Illinois

Adam (Carla) Stoops of Newton, Illinois

Several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts also survive

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, grandparents Marilyn and Roy Baker and Wilma Hintz, brother-in-law David Turley and uncle and aunt Don and Kathy Baker.

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