Obituary: Kathleen Lewis Clark, 78, New Hope

Kathleen Lewis Clark, 78, of New Hope, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. She was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Nelson County to the late Everett and Nora Belle Mattingly Lewis. She formerly managed the retreat house cafeteria at the Abbey of Gethsemani. She profoundly loved God. She taught Sunday school at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She enjoyed her bunco ladies group and her swimming group.


She was preceded in death by three sons, Frankie Clark, Daniel Clark and Jerry Clark; one sister, Emma Jean Summitt; and three brothers, William Lewis, Andrew Lewis and Jake Lewis.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John Francis “Jack” Clark; one daughter, Sabrina Ann Douglas (Ralph) of New Haven; two sons; Timothy “Bear” Clark (Angie) of New Haven and Ernie Clark (Tracy) of Boston; two daughters-in-law, Toni Coomes-Clark of New Haven and Ginny Clark of Greenbriar; three sisters, Ann Hayden and Carolyn Gilpin (Pete), both of Bardstown and Dottie Hood (Samson) of Cox’s Creek; two brothers, Bobby Lewis (Josephine) of Fairfield and Johnny Lewis (Georgina) of Bardstown; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 104 Church Street, New Hope with the Rev. Ken Fortener officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a 7 p.m. prayer service with Deacon Jim Cecil.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Michael Coomes, Zachary Coomes, Matthew Douglas, Brent Downs, Shawn Clark and Devin Clark. Honorary Pallbearers are granddaughters, Jacklyn Coomes, Brandy Douglas, Sarah Beth Lampkin, Kyla Simms, Jasmine Clark and Bobby Nannery.

Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto is in charge of arrangements.


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