Ida “Nadine” Clark, 91, a lifetime resident of Wabash and Logansport, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at her residence from an extended illness. She was born on December 28, 1929 at the John Fleming farm in Waltz Township, Wabash County, to the late Henry M. and Katherine (Riley) Eltzroth.
Nadine had been the owner and operator of the Hi-Way Café on Manchester Avenue, where she was known for her delicious homemade food and friendship. Her other employment included Honeywell, Clark Auto Parts, AGE Industries, and Vernon Manor Children’s Home.
She was a member of Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church of Wabash.
Nadine was a devoted daughter and caretaker of her parents. Nadine loved spending time and creating memories with an extensive network of friends and family. She was adored by many nieces and nephews and their families from Wabash County, Pendleton, Bristol, Elkhart, Logansport, and Cleburne, Texas. She made them feel special at birthdays, family reunions, musical programs, parades, holidays, graduations, and weddings.
Nadine was an animal lover and supported the Wabash County Animal Shelter. She was tenderhearted and dedicated herself to the welfare of many cats and dogs that she rescued over her lifetime.
She is survived by a son, Robert D. Clark of Wabash; sister Cynthia Irene Sigsbee of Bristol; and Ronald J. Eltzroth of Pendleton.
Nadine was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Clark; four brothers, Carl Eltzroth of Wabash, Riley Eltzroth of Bristol, Arthur Eltzroth of Cleburne, Texas, and Calvin “Kelly” Eltzroth of Logansport; and one sister, Julia Mae Eltzroth. Also preceding her in death were nieces Nelba Shook and Kathy Eltzroth of Elkhart, nephews Danny Eltzroth of Elkhart and John Eltzroth of Pendleton; and great-niece Rachel Murdock of Austin, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana with Pastor Dylan Persinger officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral service, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 or the Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church, 129 Southwood Drive, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
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