Sister Camille Clark, CHM


Sister Camille Clark, CHM, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa.

Services at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel are Tuesday, December 27: Rosary at 4 and Vigil at 7 pm.  On Wednesday, December 28, at Humility of Mary Center Magnificat Chapel, 820 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA: Rosary at 4 and Vigil at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 29, 11 am, at Humility of Mary Center. Burial follows in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Rose Mary Clark was born September 26, 1927 to James and Frances Reese Clark in Chicago, IL. On September 8, 1947 she entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, professing vows on July 19, 1950.  She received a BA degree in Education from St. Ambrose/Marycrest College and a MA from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.  She also received certification as an Illinois Addictions Counselor.

Sister Camille taught and was principal at St. Austin School in Minneapolis, MN. She taught at Ottumwa (St. Patrick) and Davenport, IA (St. Vincent) where she supervised student teachers for 15 years and Rock Island, IL (Jordan Schools).  At Black Hawk College, East Moline, she was an instructor for GED and Senior Enrichment. In 2004, the Illinois Lambda State Organization recognized Sister Camille as an outstanding supporter of Literacy Programs.  Sister was an addictions counselor and supervisor at various locations in East Moline and Aledo, IL for eight years.


In 2010 she moved to Bishop Drumm Retirement Center where her lively sense of humor was much appreciated.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Rev. H. Robert and Alexander Clark.  She is survived by her sisters Patricia (Joseph) Lord, Darien, IL and Kathleen Densham, Phoenix, AZ and brother, John, nieces and nephews, Sisters and Associates of her CHM community.

Memorials may be made to the Congregation of the Humility of Mary.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Sister Camille’s obituary at

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