April 8, 1943 ~ August 27, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Modesta M. “Dessie” Clark, 77, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Owensboro on April 8, 1943 to the late S.K. and Imogene Knott McDaniel. Modesta was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Modesta was very social and loved talking to people. She loved cooking as well.

Along with her parents, Modesta is preceded in death by her husband, Remuis M. Clark, in 1993; and her sister, Joanna Allen, in 2003.

Modesta is survived by her children, Donna (Denny) Mills, Doug (Kelly) Sandefur, Micheal Sandefur, Rene (Jeff) Kuegel; and Jason (Laura) Sandefur; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Rose Aquino.

Services will be 2:00 pm Monday, August 31, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Father Richard Powers officiating. Burial will follow at Smith-Ratliff Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, and again from 1:00 pm until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

All those who wish to honor and remember Modesta in person at the visitation or service are required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Modesta M. Clark. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Modesta M. Clark and sign her virtual guest book by going to


Visitation: August 30, 2020 2:00 pm - August 30, 2020 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: August 31, 2020 1:00 pm - August 31, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: August 31, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Burial Service: August 31, 2020 3:00 pm

Smith-Ratliff Cemetery
2437 Hatfield Road
Utica, KY 42376

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  1. Dessie babysitted me as a young girl. We lived her so much & her family! God has another angel home!

  2. To all of Dessie’s family:
    It is with sad hearts that we all have to endure under such devistating things in life as we do when someone we love falls victim to this enemy, death. In the Bible at Acts 24:15 we find God’s promise of the resurrection, this gives us hope for a future to look forward to soon at hand!
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your familie’s loss.

  3. Sorry for the loss. She was a wonderful woman. So many memories of her. Prayers for all during this difficult time.

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