Charles Robert Clark

Charles R. Clark, 92 of Milan, Missouri who currently lived at The Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri. He passed away Monday, October 19, 2020.

Charley was born November 11, 1928 to Casey and Mary May Shatto Clark. He had three sisters, Clara L. Milligan (deceased), Ruth Ann Schnelle (deceased) and Mary Lou Klock. He graduated from Milan High School in 1947. Charley was united in marriage to Averil Hickman Couchman in 1963. Averil passed away in 2001. Charley married Mary Ann Wilson Cowgill in 2003, Mary Ann passed away in 2018.,

He is survived by his step children: Gale Couchman, Betty Couchman Quigley, Gary Couchman, Judy Couchman Helms, Mike Cowgill, Doug Cowgill, Cherie Cowgill Nichols and many step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Shortly after his high school graduation he went to Seattle, Washington and worked for Boeing Aircraft. He then returned to Milan and enlisted in the Air Force in 1948. He was discharged in 1954 with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Charley was committed to serving his community in many ways. Charley and Averil owned and operated the Hotel Stanley for many years. Among Charley’s many accomplishments: Commander of the Browning American Legion Post 274, Commander of the Milan American Legion Post 228, President and a charter life member of the Sullivan County Historical Society, President of the Milan Master Gardeners, Co-Chair of the Milan Oldtimers, President of Milan Sesquicentennial1995 and President of the Monument Committee for development and placement of the monument in the court house yard in 1994. Charley enjoyed researching the history of Sullivan County and writing articles about it for the Milan Standard.

Family and friends will be received Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Milan with the service immediately following. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Milan with Military Rites. Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan is handling arrangements.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.