Norma Lou Clark Whitaker


Norma Lou Clark Whitaker of Greenwood passed away peacefully at Aspen Trace Senior Living Center on Dec. 18, 2015.

She was born July 4, 1928, and was raised in Washington, Indiana, where she graduated as valedictorian from Washington High School.

Norma received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and her Master of Arts from Butler University.

She was married to Kenneth Parker Clark, who preceded her in death, and to Francis D. Whitaker, who recently passed away.

Norma taught school for 38 years and retired from Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp., where she was head of the business department at Whiteland Community High School.

During her life she enjoyed reading, playing bridge and being with her family.

She is survived by her children, Steve Jones (Linda), Lori Smelser (Robert), Teresa Cook (Dennis), Randy Clark (Shelly) and Kim Tillett (Mick); a brother, Ron Peachee; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at Center Grove Church, 2340 S. State Road 135 in Greenwood. There will be a gathering after the service in Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis.