Clotine Phillips Clark entered this life on October 4, 1944 in the Mt. View Community and departed on March 17, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Somerset, Kentucky at the age of 75.
She was the last surviving daughter of Rev. Luther Phillips and Ethel (Crisp) Phillips. Clotine was a graduate of McCreary County High, class of 1963.
Clotine met her husband, Winfred Clark, of the Freedom Community in Wayne County and were married on December 27, 1963 in Dayton, Ohio. This marriage of 56 years produced two children, Cindy Denney (husband, Mike) and Jeff Clark; six grandsons, Corey Mounce, Connor Denney, Clark Denney, Dylan Clark, Cole Clark (and Heather), and Ricky Clark; two great-grandsons, Lucas and Levi Mounce; and a daughter-in-law, Pam Wilson Clark.
Clotine began working at the McCreary Manufacturing (also known as the Shirt Factory) and later she worked at the Tecumseh Plant until it closed. She joined the Mountain View Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved her membership to the East Somerset Baptist Church. She loved attending church with her family. Clotine was also the lead singer of the group, The Phillips Family, that consisted of Laura, Mickey, Blaine, and Wayne. They sang in numerous churches, funerals, homecomings, revivals, and other events.
Clotine loved to cook for her family and took great pride in her flowers. She never hesitated to help her family at the flower shop, especially during Valentine's Day. Clotine was an excellent Rook player in the many games and tournaments played on the ridge. She always loved family gatherings.
Clotine is survived by 2 brothers, Blaine Phillips (wife, Kathy) and Wayne Phillips (wife, Patsy); uncle Forest and aunt Susie Phillips of Sidney, Ohio; 2 sisters-in-law, Julie Phillips and Debbie Phillips; 36 nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins on the Phillips and Crisp side of the family.
Clotine is preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Dakota Clark; 7 sisters and their husbands, Zora and Dave Myers, Dora and Wendell Adkins, Laura and Denzil King, Imogene and Merril Watlers, Pat and Ron Hill, Mickey and Donald Lee Maxwell; and 4 brothers, Alonzo Phillips, Eugene Phillips, Luther Phillips, Jr., and Carlos Phillips.
Clotine was raised with the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. She was kind, considerate, and a loving lady who was admired by her family. Being raised in a large family, she learned to always be kind, grateful, and was supported with an unconditional love to everyone. Her earthly presence will be missed and her memory will always be cherished.
A Family Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Mt. View Cemetery. A family visitation will be held prior to the funeral service.
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