Julia Mary Clark

04/28/1947 – 08/25/2018

Obituary for Julia Mary Clark

Julia Mary “Judy” Clark, 71, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 at EW Thompson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sedalia. She was born on April 28, 1947 in Sedalia, a daughter of Forest and Julia (Wallace) Wagner, who preceded her in death.

On October 21, 1967, in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Don Clark, who resides of the home.

Judy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sedalia, where she served on several committees. She worked for the Wheel Inn, off and on, for over 50 years since she was thirteen years old. She started as a car hop and was working as the counter waitress when the restaurant closed in September 2007. On November 1, 2007, she and her husband Don, reopened the Wheel Inn at a new location on South 65 highway. Judy loved being waitress and visiting with people. She enjoyed going to the casinos and especially loved her family dearly. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

In addition to her husband Don, she is survived by a son, Scott Clark and wife Sonia, of Kansas City, MO; a grandson, Peyton Clark; two brothers, Steve Wagner and wife Lynn, and Patrick Wagner and wife Glenda; two sisters, Cathy Wagner and Georgia Hunsaker and husband Charles all of Sedalia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Gudenschwager, Margie Opfer, and Nancy Barklage; and a brother, James Wagner.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Mark Miller, C.PP.S officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass at the church. A Rosary will be said at 10:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia.

Pallbearers will be Doug Barklage, Rick Gudenschwager, Shawn Hunsaker, Michael Opfer, Cherie Fredrickson, and Jami Kahle.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Foundation in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.




Calvary Cemetery
701 N Engineer Ave
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Sacred Heart Church
421 West Third Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
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I met Judy when she hired me to work for her when I was 15 years old. In many ways, Judy was like a grandmother to me. She always looked after me. I can still hear her telling “that boy is just trouble and you just need to stay away from him. Just have fun”. And she was right every time. When I think of Judy, I always think about our shared love of “Gone with the Wind”. I used to tell Judy her name should’ve been Scarlett. I think we could’ve acted out the whole movie. I still picture Judy sitting at the counter at Wheel inn with her tea from Starbucks and a fresh manicure, just talking away. She was just a social butterfly and made friends with everyone. Judy also had such a good sense of humor and always had a unique way of looking at things. I remember when her sister Nancy passed away, I went to give Judy hug and she looked at me and said “now Izzy, I can stand everybody’s tears but yours so you stop that crying”. I know she would be telling me to stop my crying now. I ended up joining the Navy after high school and Judy wrote me while I was on deployment from time to time. Two years ago, I was able to come through town and I stopped to see Judy. I am so very thankful that I did get to see her and that she was able to meet my two little ones. I wish I could’ve seen her more. I will miss her very much, but I know she is in a better place. I am so thankful to have met such an amazing woman and I am so thankful for the memories I have of her.
– Paige Land
Dear Don, You were a very devoted husband to Julia . My heart breaks for you . You were at EW Thompson everyday . Never giving up . Julia was a very special lady to me . I loved to see her smile , when I talked to her . Such a beautiful lady . No more sorrow or pain for her she is at rest now totally at peace . So sorry for your loss .
– Deanna Gleason
My sympathy to Don and family. May she rest in peace.
– Janet Proctor
Dear Don, family and sisters, please accept my sincerest sympathy and prayers upon Judy’s passing. May the Lord hold her in the palm of His hand, eternally. Fondly, Pam
– Pam McGrath

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