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Nathan Allen Clark, 28 years, 0 months, and 25 days old, passed to heaven on Jan. 12, 2011, from an auto accident just north of Ava, Mo.
Nathan was born Dec. 18, 1982 in Springfield, Mo., to Albert Allen and Kathy (Nelson) Clark.
Nathan was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. Nathan and Jennifer Heyn were united in marriage on April 16, 2004 in Ava, Mo. Nathan had been currently working for Steel Erections Services in Strafford, Mo. He had also worked for Hutchens Industries in Seymour and Red Iron Construction in Ozark, Mo.
Nathan was a Christian and was baptized as a young boy in the Cowskin Creek on Y Highway west of Ava. Nathan enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, football, of which he loved the Oakland Raiders and hanging out with his buddies. He also was an avid video game player.
Nathan was preceded in death by his stepfather, Louis Matney; a brother, Joseph Lansdown; his great-grandparents, Albert and Gara Loftin; his grandmother, Shirley Elaine Kirby; grandmother Mary Lee Clark; great aunt, Earlene Chamberlain; grandmother-in-law, Freda Heyn; father-in-law, Harold Heyn; and mother-in-law, Tammy Lambert.
Nathan is survived by his wife, Jennifer Clark, Ava, Mo.; five stepchildren, Glenda, Fred, Billie, B.J. and Dirk Haden, all of Ava, Mo.; his mother, Kathy Matney, Seymour, Mo.; his father and stepmother, Albert Allen and Suzie Clark, Ava, Mo.; brother and wife, James and Kelli Clark, Ava, Mo.; one sister and husband, Brandy and Willie Jackson, Seymour, Mo.; his maternal grandparents, Bonnie and James Sallee, Seymour, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Marvin and Janie Clark, Paris, Texas; grandfather-in-law, Fred Heyn; stepbrother, Justin Moody; two stepsisters, Hilary and Darren Swearengin and Sami McCleary; brother-in-law and wife, Jason and Rachel Caudill; sister-in-law and husband, Jessica and Carlos Sabillon; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation services for Nathan were Saturday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Cremation followed the services. Memorials may be made to the family as a love offering.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.