A life devoted to Donington church

Frances and Jack Clark on their wedding day in 1938.
Frances and Jack Clark on their wedding day in 1938.
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Apart from sequence dancing with her late husband Jack, Frances Clark devoted much of her spare time to the Pentecostal church.

Her daughter Denise Dear says: “Mum’s backbone has always been the Dial church because her brothers built it and her parents put a lot of money into the church.

“We were brought up to go to the church, three times on a Sunday, and we were all there, my cousins and everybody. It was very much a family tradition.”

Frances still lives independently, with regular support from her daughter, and continues to take an interest in world events.

Although she struggles to see, Frances still takes a daily newspaper so she can keep up with the news and read items of interest to Denise.

All being well, friends from the church will be at the 100th birthday party Denise is planning for her mother, as well as family and other close friends, and it is hoped Frances will get a card from the Queen.