Paul E. Clark (91) of Newton


Published on October 1 2013 7:59 am

Paul E. Clark, age 91 of Newton, IL passed away at 12:30 AM - Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home. 

Funeral services celebrating Paul’s life will be held at 10:30 AM- Friday, October 4, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Newton, IL with Steve Willis officiating.  Burial will be in Redford Cemetery with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion.  Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM- Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Newton, IL.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.  Funeral arrangements are in the care of Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Paul Elza Clark was born on January 16, 1922 in Newton, IL the son of Elza Paul and Etta M. (Timperman) Clark.  He married Paola Ortis on April 15, 1945 in Rome, Italy and she preceded him in death on July 30, 2000.  Paul served his country in the United States Army during World War II.  He owned Clark Tractor Sales in Newton for many years.  Paul was a lifelong farmer and member of the First Baptist Church in Newton, IL.

Paul is survived by: Son- Glen (Connie) Clark of Newton, IL...Daughters- Deanna Hollis of Wentzville, MO and Geneva (Don) Clark of Newton, IL...Grandchildren- Jennifer (Delane) Frichtl of Newton, IL, Andrew (Katy) Clark of Peoria, IL and Jason (Karen) Clark of Greenup, IL...Great-grandchildren- Brady Frichtl, Camilla Frichtl, Holden Clark, Sabrina Clark and Landon Baker...and Special Friend - Pauline Swisher.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, wife and grandchildren Denise Clark and Joe Clark and son-in-law Frank Hollis.