Alma Ready

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Alma Elizabeth Ready, 100 years, three months and one day, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster.  

She was the sixth child born to Sylvia Caroline (Havill) and Albert L. Clark on Aug. 25, 1919.

Alma was baptized June 10, 1928, and confirmed June 4, 1933, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley by Pastor Max Fritchell. On Nov. 18, 1936, Alma was joined in marriage to Lynn Fred Ready by Rev. J.J. Lippoldt. To this union was born Mary Lynn, 1944; James Roger, 1947; Catherine Marie, 1956; Lynn David, 1958; and Rebecca Ruth, 1962. From 1947 until 1988, the couple farmed a 160-acre farm just outside of Bloomington. Upon their retirement, they moved into town. 

The four generations to follow included their five children, 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn; her sons, James and Lynn; four brothers, Del, Dean, Jesse and Arthur Clark; four sisters, one in infancy, Rosa Belle Horstman, Beulah Hall and Bernice Fuller.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington, with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial will be in Blake’s Prairie Cemetery, Bloomington Township.  

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