Jean Ann Clark, age 88, of Elgin, passed away on June 12, 2016 at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin. Jean was born January 13, 1928 to her loving parents, Walter and Amaelia Schimmer, on the family farm in Grand Island, Nebraska.

As a child, Jean attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. She rode a pony to school, and the crafty animal often escaped from its rope to run home before school was out, leaving her to walk back. She graduated from Grand Island High School, Class of 1945.

She was married Robert J. Clark for 69 years, and together they raised a family. They moved to Illinois in 1961. Jean worked as a secretary at Two W’s Blacktop in Rolling Meadows, IL for 25 years. Jean attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Clark, and her brother, Roderick Schimmer.

Jean is survived by her sons, Tris (Sally) Clark and Trae (Susan) Clark; grandchildren Rachel Ann Clark (Anne Vogt) and Bryan Keith (Jenny) Clark; and great-grandson Liam Clark.

Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Larkin High School Booster Club, care of Rachel and Bryan Clark.

Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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