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JAN. 18, 1918 -- OCT. 30, 2004

A memorial service for Jane C. Clark, a retired music teacher, was held today in Dietrich Funeral Home, Amherst. Burial was in Clarence Fillmore Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark, of Amherst, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. She was 86.

Born Emma Jane Chase in Syracuse, she graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in music education in 1939. She remained active in Alpha Xi Delta sorority throughout her life.

Mrs. Clark taught music in the Syracuse area and settled in the Buffalo area in 1952. She was a music teacher in the Lancaster elementary schools from 1960 to 1973, when she retired.

She was choir director at Kenmore Baptist Church from 1957 to 1960 and since the 1970s had been the princess recorder of Athor Temple 19, Daughters of the Nile.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Merl A.; two sons, Roy E. of Salt Point and Jon C. of Buffalo; a daughter, Mary Kay Stemler of Buffalo; and three grandchildren.


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