WEST POINT — Almarita Barkemeyer Clark, 85, died April 13, 2019, at Merit Health River Oaks Medical Center in Flowood. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Owen Hitchcock officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Clark was born May 2, 1933, in West Point, to the late George August and Dora Myers Barkemeyer. She was a member of West End Baptist Church in West Point. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Horace Duke; infant daughter, Georgene Duke; sisters, Janice Barkemeyer and Eloise Snyder; and brothers, Eugene August and Doyle Gerald Barkemeyer. She is survived by her husband, Doug Clark of West Point; daughter, Rita Joyce Allen of Brandon; stepdaughter, Doris Duke Hamlin of West Point; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 388, West Point, MS 39773 or to the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, 5122 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on April 16, 2019
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