Rebecca B. Clark, age 71, departed this life on February 23, 2020 at her home in Springboro, Ohio from an extended illness.
She was born on October 25, 1948 in Warren, PA to Walter Dean Sprague and Louella Barton Sprague Cole, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin Morris Clark of Springboro, OH; two sons, Kenneth Dean (Jincy) Bailey of Salyersville, KY and John Darrell (Cyndi) Bailey of Advance, NC; one daughter, Leah Louanne (Kevin) Brock, of Germantown, OH; one step-son, Kevin Allen (Holly) Clark of Miamisburg, OH and brother, Sidney Dean Sprague of Lexington, KY.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Olivia Bailey Wireman; John Tucker Bailey; Marshall Bailey; Charnay Bailey; Oleda Bailey; Davin Bailey; Danica Bailey; and Tyler Brock, along with two great-granchildren, Jon Ross Wireman, and Owen Wireman; four step-grandchildren, Tony (Emily) Tisheuar, Evan (Marci) Tisheuar, Jaxson Clark and Zoey Clark; and five step-great-grandchildren, Wesley Tisheuar, Andrew Tisheuar, Allison Tisheuar, Blake Tisheuar and Haley Tisheuar. She is also survived by her precious fur baby, Lilli, who was constantly by her side.
Rebecca, or Becky, as she was affectionately known, had a zest for life and an undeniable sense of adventure. When she and her beloved husband Kevin, were not working with their carpet cleaning business, they loved to travel; seeing new sites and enjoying new cuisine and culture. Becky and Kevin were together for 30 years, exchanging vows of marriage on May 10, 2003.
When they married, Kevin said when he thought of Becky, he thought of home and Becky said in Kevin, she had found the man of her dreams. Together, they blended a wonderful family. Becky and Kevin enjoyed every moment spent with children, grandchildren, extended family and beloved friends.
Throughout her life, Becky worked as a barber, salesperson, travel agent and business entrepreneur. Becky had a winning smile and personality. She never met a stranger and made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. In her younger days, Becky got her pilot’s license, competed at horse shows barrel racing and competed with her prize winning Australian shepherd, Fiona, in many agility races.
Becky was an inspiration to all who knew her. She worked hard and played hard, enjoying life’s beautiful moments with the ones she loved. As a cancer survivor for many years, she fought the good fight and inspired others to do the same. She always forged ahead, through many treatments and the lasting effects it had on her body, until, at last, it was time to fight no more. When the Lord called her home, Becky was ready and faced the end with steadfast resolve, sharing her last moments surrounded by the love of family.
A celebration of life service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Newcomer Funeral Home - CENTERVILLE, Dayton, OH from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society at 4540 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242, ASPCA at Gift Processing Center, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077-7127 or Hospice of Dayton at 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420.
The family would like to thank Suzanne and Shondra of Hospice of Dayton for their overwhelming support and kindness during end of life care.