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09/28/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Peg Shields Clark

Marguerite Shields Clark
(d. 26 Sept 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  There is yet more sad news today.   Peg Shields Clark, mother-in-law of   David Norsworthy (Warwick HS / NNHS - '65) of VA, passed away at The Virginian in Richmond on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the age of 87.

From the Daily Press - 09/27/10: 

                 Marguerite Shields Clark


NEWPORT NEWS - Marguerite 'Peg' Shields Clark, 87, residing at The Virginian in Richmond and formerly a longtime resident of Newport News died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.

Born in Weaverville, N.C., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Y. Shields, later of Newport News. Growing up in Asheville, N.C., she studied voice with Madame Elda Vitori of the Metropolitan Opera. Graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1943, she worked at the Port of Embarkation during WWII, where she met her husband, the late Edwin S. Clark Jr. He was posted overseas and throughout the states until his retirement when they settled in Newport News.



She taught fifth grade in the Newport News School System for 25 years at Jenkins and Menchville Elementary Schools. She represented the teachers of the system as president of the Newport News Education Association and as president of District B of the Virginia Education Association. She received her Master's Degree in reading from Hampton University. She was a member of the , Peninsula Unit, and served on the Executive Board for many years. She was involved in numerous fund-raisers working for the from its inception, Wine and Cheese Parties, and the Daffodil Fashion Shows. She served as president of the Omicorn Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Women Educators and was recognized as a member of the Olde Guard of the College of William and Mary. In retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling the world. Summers there were trips to Duck, N.C. with her family and then 'just girls' trips with her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter to meet with friends of 25 years. Always gracious and 'dressed to the hilt', she was a wonderful teacher, a compassionate daughter who cared for her mother for many years, a loving mother who was always available to and supportive of her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter, a warm and caring friend to many, and a devoted wife who enjoyed 59 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald R. Shields of Poquoson and George Bernard Shields of Virginia Beach.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Norsworthy and her husband, David of Powhatan; a granddaughter, Molly West and her husband, Joshua; a great-granddaughter, Briana all of Chesterfield; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Shields of Poquoson and Edith Shields of Gibsonville, Ohio; two nieces; one nephew; and many close friends.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the parlor of First United Methodist Church followed by the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 or to the , 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from September 27 to September 29, 2010.
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September 27, 2010
My deepest condolences are with you at this time of need. Know that God feels your pain as well. Go to Him in prayer and He will comfort you very much.

~ C Neighbor, Chesterfield, Virginia

September 28, 2010

Karen, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.
Remember all the wonderful memories you have of your time together. They will give you strength and help you through the sadness.

You, David, Molly, Joshua and Briana are in our prayers.

~ Barb and Bob Evans, Lynchburg, Virginia

September 28, 2010

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. It's comforting to know that God cares for all of us. The Bible gives us hope that one day we can see our loved ones again. On behalf of all mankind Jesus surrendered his soul. John 15:13 says “No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his soul on behalf of his friends.” Truly I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and I hope these few words will bring you comfort and hope.

~ Angela, Louisiana


September 28, 2010

Such a supporter here at FUMC! WOW, I have missed her a year since she moved to Midlothian. May she rest in peace.

~ Rev. John LeGault, Jr.,Newport News, Virginia

September 28, 2010

Dear Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss of your beloved mom. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May the Dear Lord surround with comfort, love and peace. love, Marianne

~ Unsigned

September 28, 2010

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We have some wonderful memories of Peg and Ed, when we were next door neighbors on Mayland Drive way back when.

~ Geri and Charlie Flynn"

September 28, 2010

Karen, I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. It's difficult to seen your mom slip away. You have so many blessed memories of her. Keep those close to your heart.
Love, Melody Clendenin DeBerry

~ Melody DeBerry, Newport News, Virginia

September 28, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's death. You have lost not only a mother, but a wonderful friend. You were a caring daughter, and I know you will miss her very much. You are blessed to have so many fond memories of your life together. May God comfort and continue to bless you and your precious family during this difficult time.

~ Jo Lynne DeMary, Midlothian, Virginia


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to David and Karen and all of Mrs. Clark's family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

No. 45 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

- G. F. Handel

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

(Job 19:25-26)

For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.

(I Corinthians 15:20)

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