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Obituary: Katherine "Kitty" Harroun Clark

KATHERINE "KITTY" HARROUN CLARK passed away in Dayton, OH on August 19 at age 95 and a half. She passed away in Dayton, OH after a short hospitalization. She was born in Oberlin, OH on February 4th, 1916, the only child of Herbert and Antoinette Beard Harroun, who were faculty at Oberlin College. Raised in Oberlin, she attended Oberlin College, graduating in 1937 with a degree in English. After graduation she attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and worked at Amherst College, Republic Steele, the Fells Institute at Antioch College, and Oberlin College before marrying William Elderidge Clark also of Oberlin in 1948. She lived in Berea, OH from 1953 to 2005 and then moved to Clayton, OH. Kitty was beloved and admired by her friends, children and grandchildren. She was fiercely independent, cheerful, and energetic. A life long learner, she continued to study languages, music and the arts her whole life. She was an avid golfer, bridge devotee, and world traveler. She was generous and supportive of her family and her community. She is survived by a daughter, Katherine A ""Toni"" Clark (Philip Henry) of Dayton and a son, William E Clark (Lori) of North Royalton and four grandchildren, Leslie M Clark Wolf (Mark) of Columbus, Brian Clark of Akron, Anna C Henry of Cleveland Hts. and William B Henry of Richmond, IN. A celebration of her life will be held at First Congregational Church in Oberlin on Saturday, October 8th at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Westwood Cemetery. There will be a reception for friends and family after the burial at the First Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Katherine H. Clark Family Medicine Fellowship Fund at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine or to the Oberlin College Fund to support the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.