The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 18, 2013

Doris E. Clarke

1st Presbyterian deacon was pharmacist assistant


---- — Funeral service is Saturday for Doris E. Clarke, formerly of 604 Prindle St., Sharon, and Bentley House, Hermitage, who passed away at 1:02 p.m. Monday (6-17-13) in the intensive care unit of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 95.  

Mrs. Clarke was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Niles, Ohio, a daughter of the late Clyde and Alice Martin Stigleman. She was a lifelong area resident and a 1936 graduate of Brookfield High School.  

Doris was employed as a pharmacist assistant for 30 years at the former Smith Drug Co. in downtown Sharon and retired in 1967 when the store closed.  

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sharon, where she served as a deacon. Doris was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching sports on television.

Her husband, Elden O. Clarke, whom she married July 1, 1939, passed away Nov. 22, 2004.  

Surviving are: a daughter, Elaine A. Kendall and her husband George J., Butler; two grandchildren, Jason C. Russell and his wife Molly McTague, and Chad M. Russell and his wife Robyn; and two great-grandchildren, Rylan and Nolan Russell.

She also leaves a brother-in-law, Daniel Jones, Hubbard; and several nieces and nephews, including Raymond and Mary Ann “Cookie” Messina, Pymatuning Township, who would visit Doris on a daily basis for the last two years.  

Besides her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by three sisters, Phoebe Curtis, Gert Messina and Betty Jones; and two brothers, Albert and Raymond Stigleman.


Doris E., 95, formerly of 604 Prindle St., Sharon, and Hermitage.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (6-21-13) in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may email condolences to the family by visiting

Service: 11 a.m. Saturday (6-22-13) in First Presbyterian Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Hink, senior pastor, officiating.

Entombment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.