Sedonna Clark

ADRIAN — Sedonna Elsie Clark, 89, of Blissfield, Michigan, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. Born January 25, 1923, in Riga, Michigan, Sedonna was the oldest child of Stanley and Rose (Fischer) Betz. On March 8, 1945, she married Charles Clark Jr. They celebrated over 47 years of marriage prior to his death in 1992. Sedonna was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riga where she was active in the Ladies Aide Society. She was also involved in the Blissfield Senior Citizens Group and as a volunteer aide at Blissfield Elementary School. While living in Franklin, Tennessee, she was a member of the Clay Center Writers Group and the Senior Citizens Group. Sedonna was a caregiver for both seniors and children. She was a writer, publisher and Betz family historian. Sedonna enjoyed extensive travels throughout the United States and internationally. Surviving are her children: Charlie Clark of Pensacola, Fla; Karen (Denny) Keitzman of Franklin, Tenn.; Leslie (Mary) Clark of Bowie, Md.; Ken (Becky) Clark of Blissfield; and Dan (Elenor) Clark of Tecumseh, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and her siblings: Homer (Donna) Betz of Blissfield; Harley (Shirley) Betz of Akron, Ohio; Herbert (Joyce) Betz of Palmyra; Susie (John) Sharp of Adrian; and Sally (Don) Chittenden of Palmyra. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Betz in infancy and Erma Stieb; granddaughter Stephanie Catherine Keitzman; grandson Jacob Clark and three special aunts, Margaret Wentworth, Louise Kuechenmeister, and Emma Betz. Services for Sedonna will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec., 27, 2012 at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. and again Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. Online condolences are welcome at