Alyce Faye Clarke, age 80 of Chesterton, was received into heaven on October 29, 2023. Preceded in death by parents Alonzo & Beatrice Jennings. She was born in KY and lived in many places throughout her life.
Alyce was in Memphis modeling clothing for a department store when she met the love of her life, Marine William (Bill) Clarke(d. 6-19-12) in Millington TN at a USO dance on the Navy base in 1963. They married that same year and were blessed the following year with daughter Janine (Steven) Powell of Ranger GA.
She went on to live in NC, MI, MO,TX, GA, and finally Indiana. Throughout her life; Alyce was a co-owner of Shell and Mobile gas/service stations, an executive assistant, held a real estate license, and was First Mate on Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel “Alyce’s Restaurant- Port of St. Louis, MO, Eagle Mountain Lake, TX, and Corpus Christi, TX”.
Alyce and Bill had two more children. John William Clarke III(d. 9-4-78) and Dianna (Randy) Fleming of Chesterton, IN. Beloved grandchildren are Clarke Fleming, Hanna Fleming, Jackson Fleming, and Johnathan Fleming; all of Chesterton, IN. Survived by her brother David (Jan) Jennings of Union City, TN.
Alyce was loved for her spirit, her kindness, and her giving nature. She will be missed by many, as she touched the lives of people wherever she lived. She loved to cook, decorate, and share conversation with friends over coffee. Many knew her for her sense of style and ability to tell a tall tale.
Alyce fought stomach cancer for 3 ½ years. She was blessed to be cared for by Dunes Hospice and the nursing staff at the Residences of Coffee Creek. Her family is forever grateful for the support from friends and family during this time. Alyce will be laid to rest alongside her loving husband Bill, and beloved son John, in St. Charles, MO. Arrangements entrusted to Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: Reesfuneralhomes.com. For more information, please call 219-762-3013.