James Beal Clark

Memorial services for James Beal Clark, 52, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Mr. Clark passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the University of Kansas Hospital.

He was born Dec. 15, 1962, in Wichita, the son of James T. and Mary Ann Beal Clark. He graduated from Kapaun-Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita, and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University. Jim had worked as a cook at the Oread and Eldridge hotels for more than ten years. He enjoyed his BBQ team, kickball, cars, and playing pool.

He married Andrea K. White on Jan. 26, 2014, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. She survives of the home. Other survivors include children Christopher Clark, Lawrence, and Millie and Patrick Clark, of the home; his parents, Jim and Mary Ann Clark, Lawrence; sisters Marcia Clark, Wichita, and Catherine Glidewell and husband Randy, Lawrence; brother Tom Clark and wife Sandy, Tucson; father and mother-in-law Dean and Linda White, Wichita; a sister-in-law Sydney White; nephews Eric Clark and wife Amy and son Keaton, Mateo Clark, Sam Clark; and nieces Piper and Regan Glidewell, Jaime Clark, and Olivia Clark.

The family suggests memorials to the Clark Children’s Educational Fund, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com

Messages & Condolences

From Susan and David Schneweis...

Jim and Mary Ann, words cannot express the sadness we feel for you over the passing of Jim. May the memories of the past 52 years wrap you in comfort as you travel this difficult road. Our prayers are with and for you both.

Susan and David

From Teresa White Miller (Andrea’s aunt)...

To Andrea and family and to Jim’s family and friends.. I am so, so sorry for the loss of your loved one! I only had the chance to meet Jim a couple of times, but he seemed to be a kind man with a good heart. He was so good with Millie and Patrick and I wish they would have had more time with him. Please know that we are thinking about, and praying for you all.

From Grandma and Grandpa White...

Andrea and Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers from your Grandpa and Grandma White

From Linda Delamarter...

Andrea and Family,

We are sending you love, strength and compassion from

Delamarter and Park families

From Jim...

Although I don’t know your family, I want to express how deeply sorry I am for all that you and your family are experiencing right now. Such a huge loss for all that knew him and for the pain your family must endure. I will keep you in my prayers as you journey through this wilderness.

From Christina Spires...

Thinking of you and Jim and all times I remember being with you two. I can still hear his voice and his unique laugh. My condolences.

From Jill McCarthy...

Andrea, my heart is bleeding for you. My God hold you and your little ones in his arms to give you some kind of comfort during this time of tremendous loss and always. Many prayers for you all.

From Lisa Traver...

Andrea, Please know I’m thinking of you and the kids. Jim loved you all so much you meant the world to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From Kathy and Larry Schmid...

Dear Andrea,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Jim. We will be keeping you and Millie and Patrick and all in our prayers for comfort and peace.
Much love,
Kathy and Larry

From Chuck Knapp...

Our family is grieved by your loss. We pray for comfort and strength for you during this difficult time.

From Brad Gilges...

Secretary Clark and Family: I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. I will be praying for all of the family for strength as they mourn. God bless you all.

From Joseph Goodman...

Jim and I worked together back in the day for Bob Brock. He was guest – chef at our restaurant in Tucson one Christmas and we built a fabulous ginger bread model of the St Xavier Mission which won an award for creativity.

He was a great culinarian and a remarkable free spirit who will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

From Eileen Dreiling...


So very sorry to hear of your husband’s death. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Eileen Dreiling
Augusta, KS

From Cindy Axman...

Andrea, Catherine and Randy,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Messages are closed.