Neva Burch Clark


June 26, 1925 - December 23, 2020

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Neva Burch Clark passed away peacefully on December 23, 2020, in Georgetown, Texas. She was born on June 26, 1925, to Tom and Lola Burch in Mahomet, Texas. She lived almost 90 years of her life in the little house on the prairie where she was born.

Neva was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Morgan M. “Muggs” Clark; grandsons, Kevin Herring and Colin Clark; and sons-in-law, Kenneth Herring and Mike Smith. She is survived by her children, Shannon Herring of Briggs, Betty Smith of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Bennie Burch Clark and wife, Susan, of Burnet. Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Diana Herring Holifield, and husband, Richard, of Briggs, Quentin Smith and wife, Krista, and Lance Smith and wife, Misty, of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Cody McKeever, Callie Herring, Holden and Hayden Holifield, Rhett, Mac, Kalem, and Kohen Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

Neva was a lifetime member of Mahomet Christian Church. She was a graduate of Briggs High School and Durham’s Business College of Austin. She was a homemaker and farmer. Neva was a talented and prolific seamstress. Countless people own and cherish handmade quilts, embroidered dish towels, or cross stitched samplers that she created with love and patience.

As a child, Neva was given the nickname “Pal” by her daddy. Her nickname stuck with her throughout her life, some even calling her Aunt Pal. Though she was “Nene” to her four older grandchildren, to her youngest grandson, Colin, she was Pal.

Due to Covid-19, the family will have a private burial for Neva at the Mahomet Cemetery and plan a celebration of Neva’s life at a later date. Named as honorary pallbearers are Quentin Smith, Lance Smith, Paul Shell, Tom Burch, Stan Burch, Ron Johnson, Allen Clark, and Craig Clark. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mahomet Christian Church, P.O Box 464, Bertram, Texas, 78605, for rebuilding the countryside church that recently burned down.