Edriss Ann Dutton Clark was born on December 4, 1928 to Anna Mae and James Alvin Dutton. Edriss accepted Jesus Christ as her saviour at a young age and was baptized at the Second Baptist Church of McAlester, Oklahoma. In 1946, she married Floyd Karlton Clark. She graduated from McAlester High School in 1947. She and Floyd raised three sons — Alvin, born in 1949; Joey, 1953; and Delmar, 1955.
From 1958 she was an active member of Country Estates Baptist Church. Her roles in the church included Sunday School teacher, Girl’s Auxiliary leader, nursery volunteer, choir member, bell choir member and youth ministry volunteer. She attended Falls Creek as a teenager and later served as a sponsor.
Music was an important part of Edriss’ life. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and performed during many Christmas and Easter programs and other occasions. She was accomplished on the drums, organ and piano.
Edriss was involved in several community support activities during her lifetime. For many years she served as a foster mother to newborn babies prior to their adoption. Edriss served as president of the Midwest City - Del City School District PTA Counsel. She was the volunteer coordinator for concessions fundraising for the Monroney Jr. High School band. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, genealogy and spectator sports.
Edriss’ travels included many states plus New York City, Washington, D.C., Mexico, the Holy Land, England, France,
Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.
Edriss passed away on May 13, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Joey, and her brother, A.L. Dutton. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Clark, of Midwest City; her son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Susan Clark of Colorado Springs; her son and daughter-in-law, Del Clark and Malinda Brown of Bartlesville; five grandchildren, Alex, Jenny and Chandler Clark of Colorado Springs, Malisha Brown-Edwards of Tulsa and Melody Brown Clark of Bartlesville; her brother, James Belmont Dutton, of Oklahoma City; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Body willed to OU Health Sciences - cremains interned at Resthaven Cemetery in OKC, OK.
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