Dora Lou (Lamer) Clark, 91, Hays, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Salina to Harry Bernard and Clara (Willis) Lamer. She lived in Hermosa Beach, Calif., from 1931 to 1937 then moved to Hays and lived with her parents in the Lamer Hotel, which her grandfather and father built. She was a student in sixth grade at Picken School at Fort Hays State University, earned her pilot’s license at the age of 16, and was a 1945 graduate of Hays High School. She studied at Gulf Park College for Women in Gulfport, Miss., the University of Colorado and in 1950 received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and institutional management from Kansas State University.
She married Robert Russell “Russ” Clark on July 22, 1950, in Hays, and they celebrated nearly 68 years of marriage.
She was a member of St. Michael Episcopal Church, Hays Book Guild, P.E.O. Chapter I.H., Delta Delta Delta at KSU, bridge club, and a charter member of Smoky Hill Country Club.
Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays; three sons, Steven Clark and Robert Clark and wife, Lai Ling, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Patrick Clark, Overland Park; three daughters, Lynn Burke and husband, Michael, Galveston, Texas, Cindy Maddux, Randolph, and Sara Clark, Friday Harbor, Wash.; and five grandchildren, Russell Maddux, Dora Leigh Maddux, Ava Clark, Meredith Clark, and Lola Clark.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Rev. Harry Bernard Lamer Jr., Charles William “Bus” Lamer, and Stanley Willis Lamer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Episcopal Church, Hays; inurnment will be at 2 p.m. in Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, WaKeeney.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601 and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Hays Public Library, St. Michael Episcopal Church, or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Burn Center, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com