Funeral service for Clark Everett Baethke, 58, Eudora, KS will be held at 11:00 a. m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery. He died January 25, 2017 at his home.
He was born on September 26, 1958 in Albia, Iowa the son of Herbert C. and Ruth (Garrison) Baethke.
Clark was a kind, loving and selfless man. He was also the hardest working man many of us have ever known. To know him was to love him, and when you met him, you would become instant friends. He always wore a smile on his face and carried a chuckle on his breath. Clark enjoyed working on his yard, and completing various projects around the house and especially in his machine shed. More than anything though, he loved spending time with his grandkids; making each one special in their own unique way. He was a cherished husband, a self-less father, and an amazing Papaw. He will be missed each and every day.
Clark married Cindy S. Brunjes on October 7, 1983 in Lincoln, MO. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include, his children, Chrystal Hinck (Mike) Gardner, KS, Scott Baethke (Megan) Eudora, Kelli Druse (Robert), Lawrence, Kyli Dunavin (Jake) Eudora; brothers and sisters, Chris, Carter, Cathy, Corinne, Claudia, Collene; nine grandchildren, Isabella, Maci, Ethan, Olivia, Kane, Autumn, Avery, Sawyer, Davis. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Curtis Baethke, Carl Baethke, and Craig Baethke.
The family will greet friends Monday, January, 30, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Clark Baethke Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.