Rinda Jo Killian Clark
February 10, 1957 -
February 20, 2019

Visitation

February 23, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

February 24, 2019
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Rinda Jo Killian Clark, age 62, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Trinity Baptist Church in Madison, AL with Dr. Mike Oliver officiating.

Mrs. Clark was born on February 10, 1957 in Huntsville, AL to Betty Jo Coggin Killian and the late Bernice Elbert Killian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Athens State University, taught kindergarten at Madison Cross Roads Elementary School, and retired from the Madison County School System. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and loved singing in her Heart of Praise group. Mrs. Clark passed away on February 20, 2019 at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Dr. Fredric Hallie Clark; mother, Betty Jo Coggin Killian; daughters, Delia Jo Ramsey of Nashville, TN, Karen Elisabeth Bracken of Huntersville, NC, Dr. Sheri Lyn Clark (Larra Jesmer) of Phoenix, AZ, and Kimberly Ann Clark of Fayetteville, TN; grandson, William Alexander (Amanda) Vaughn; great-grandsons, Abram Clark and Aiden James Vaughn; brother, Elbert Wayne Killian; plus several nieces and nephews; extended family; and farm babies.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, TN. In honor of Mrs. Clark’s memory, the family requests that guests attending the visitation and service wear something in her favorite, signature color easily known to all she met – purple.

Known for her constant smile, grace, faith, and sparkling blue eyes, some of Rinda’s greatest passions were teaching and nurturing babies and children – many recall her reading and gifting books to any child she knew. In that spirit, in lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to Imagination Library, https://imaginationlibrary.com/shop#!/DONATE/p/40065381/category=10557183, or Trinity Baptist Church Madison’s playground fund, 1088 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758, in her honor. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Rinda Jo Killian Clark.

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17 Comments

  1. Kathy Thomas Spruiell

    Oh Rinda, I wish I had known you were ill. I would love to tell you what a dear childhood friend you were. I’ll see you again some day!

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  2. Rexine Pigg

    With my deepest sympathy on your loss.

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  3. Donald and Barbara Bland

    Our Thoughts and Prayers to this Dear Family ….R.I.P. Beautiful Lady

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  4. Cheri Tucker Davis

    So sad to hear the news of this sweet ladies passing. She was such a lovely teacher and loved by so many! My prayers for her family during this time of grief.

    Reply
  5. Mary Ann Meyer-Schuck

    Met Rinda several brief times. A very generous person. Sympathy to the family

    Reply
  6. John and Melissa Jordan

    Heartfelt sympathy to Fred and the entire family on the passing of a kind, dear, graceful and beautiful soul. Rinda touched many lives, and her legacy will live through their memories. We will hold Fred up in our prayers for healing that will surely be eased by the confidence of Rinda’s place in Heaven.
    John and Melissa Jordan
    Madison, AL

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  7. Terry Jones

    Sympathy to the Clark and Killian families in the loss of sweet Rinda.
    Prayers for Mama Jo.
    May God give you peace and comfort.

    Blessings,
    Terry Jones

    Reply
  8. Donald and Barbara Bland

    Our Prayers and Thoughts to this Family…. RIP Beautiful Lady …..

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  9. Jenny Olson

    I was so saddened to hear of her passing. She taught both of my boys in kindergarten. I volunteered in her classroom, subbed for her, and also worked along side of her. She was always a joy to work with. I always remember her smile and her grace. Her presence will be missed.

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  10. Jenni Fulton

    I know your daughter Karen very well, As I’ve worked with her the last year and a half. I see her in your face, she is a lovely, talented, and wonderful woman. I suspect it’s because of your upbringing, as I know how much you meant to her and how much time she spent with you the last year. My deep condolences to you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Karen Moore

    I love, loved you my dear friend! Our special bond will forever be a great memory!!

    Reply
  12. Mary Ann Tackett

    I didn’t know Ms. Rinda personally, but I knew her through from my niece Riley and nephew Trent Coble. Now they thought there was nobody like Ms. Rinda It is said that if u are seen as a loving person through the eyes of a child then u must be a wonderful person and she was certainly loved by those 2 kids. I am Mary Ann Tackett, Mike Hall’s sister and I just wanted to tell u I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless Yall

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  13. Mary Ann Tackett sister of Mike Hall

    I did not know Ms. Rinda personally, but I do know her through my niece Riley and nephew Trent Coble. They spoke about her so many times and they surely loved her and papa Fred. U know it’s said that when u are seen lovenly through the eyes of a child, then u must be a fine person, cause kids tell it like it is, and they sure did speak so kind and lovenly about Ms. Rinda as they called her. God Bless Yall

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  14. Nancy Vangilder

    My love and prayers are with each of you since Rinda has gone home to be with her heavenly Father. She was always so kind to me every time I was able to be with her. She will be missed. Again, love to you all.

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  15. Carol Cooper

    Rinda will live on in the hearts of the children she taught and in the hearts of all the friends she made. She was a joy to work with and a jewel as a friend. Her loving, caring, creative, committed nature endeared her to students and friends! I will miss her sweet smile and sparkling eyes. My prayers are with all the family.

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  16. Kay Vance

    Rinda, what a lovely Christian lady you always were. You made so many friends and left a lot of loved ones who will miss you greatly. Comfort comes in knowing that your rewards await you, and you are in pain no more. God will envelope your family in his loving arms and give them solace in this trying time. Until we meet again…

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  17. Bobby Rawls

    You will be missed and always remembered lovingly.

    Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Kathy Thomas Spruiell

    Oh Rinda, I wish I had known you were ill. I would love to tell you what a dear childhood friend you were. I’ll see you again some day!

    Reply
  2. Rexine Pigg

    With my deepest sympathy on your loss.

    Reply
  3. Donald and Barbara Bland

    Our Thoughts and Prayers to this Dear Family ….R.I.P. Beautiful Lady

    Reply
  4. Cheri Tucker Davis

    So sad to hear the news of this sweet ladies passing. She was such a lovely teacher and loved by so many! My prayers for her family during this time of grief.

    Reply
  5. Mary Ann Meyer-Schuck

    Met Rinda several brief times. A very generous person. Sympathy to the family

    Reply
  6. John and Melissa Jordan

    Heartfelt sympathy to Fred and the entire family on the passing of a kind, dear, graceful and beautiful soul. Rinda touched many lives, and her legacy will live through their memories. We will hold Fred up in our prayers for healing that will surely be eased by the confidence of Rinda’s place in Heaven.
    John and Melissa Jordan
    Madison, AL

    Reply
  7. Terry Jones

    Sympathy to the Clark and Killian families in the loss of sweet Rinda.
    Prayers for Mama Jo.
    May God give you peace and comfort.

    Blessings,
    Terry Jones

    Reply
  8. Donald and Barbara Bland

    Our Prayers and Thoughts to this Family…. RIP Beautiful Lady …..

    Reply
  9. Jenny Olson

    I was so saddened to hear of her passing. She taught both of my boys in kindergarten. I volunteered in her classroom, subbed for her, and also worked along side of her. She was always a joy to work with. I always remember her smile and her grace. Her presence will be missed.

    Reply
  10. Jenni Fulton

    I know your daughter Karen very well, As I’ve worked with her the last year and a half. I see her in your face, she is a lovely, talented, and wonderful woman. I suspect it’s because of your upbringing, as I know how much you meant to her and how much time she spent with you the last year. My deep condolences to you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Karen Moore

    I love, loved you my dear friend! Our special bond will forever be a great memory!!

    Reply
  12. Mary Ann Tackett

    I didn’t know Ms. Rinda personally, but I knew her through from my niece Riley and nephew Trent Coble. Now they thought there was nobody like Ms. Rinda It is said that if u are seen as a loving person through the eyes of a child then u must be a wonderful person and she was certainly loved by those 2 kids. I am Mary Ann Tackett, Mike Hall’s sister and I just wanted to tell u I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless Yall

    Reply
  13. Mary Ann Tackett sister of Mike Hall

    I did not know Ms. Rinda personally, but I do know her through my niece Riley and nephew Trent Coble. They spoke about her so many times and they surely loved her and papa Fred. U know it’s said that when u are seen lovenly through the eyes of a child, then u must be a fine person, cause kids tell it like it is, and they sure did speak so kind and lovenly about Ms. Rinda as they called her. God Bless Yall

    Reply
  14. Nancy Vangilder

    My love and prayers are with each of you since Rinda has gone home to be with her heavenly Father. She was always so kind to me every time I was able to be with her. She will be missed. Again, love to you all.

    Reply
  15. Carol Cooper

    Rinda will live on in the hearts of the children she taught and in the hearts of all the friends she made. She was a joy to work with and a jewel as a friend. Her loving, caring, creative, committed nature endeared her to students and friends! I will miss her sweet smile and sparkling eyes. My prayers are with all the family.

    Reply
  16. Kay Vance

    Rinda, what a lovely Christian lady you always were. You made so many friends and left a lot of loved ones who will miss you greatly. Comfort comes in knowing that your rewards await you, and you are in pain no more. God will envelope your family in his loving arms and give them solace in this trying time. Until we meet again…

    Reply
  17. Bobby Rawls

    You will be missed and always remembered lovingly.

    Reply

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