Dr. Ann K. Clark


LATROBE, Pa. - Dr. Ann Kinzer Clark, 51, formerly of Charleston, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, following a bone marrow transplant at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Born Oct. 10, 1947, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Smith Kinzer and the late A.G. Kinzer, formerly of Kanawha City. Dr. Clark was a member of the Class of 1965 at Charleston High School, earning the honor of National Merit Scholarship Finalist. In 1969 she graduated with honors in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va., and received her doctor of medicine degree from West Virginia University in 1973. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at West Virginia University Hospital in 1976 and was board certified in 1978. In 1976, she began private practice in Fairmont, and from 1982 until the time of her death worked as a partner at Gyno Associates in Latrobe. She also served as the director of the Pre-Natal Clinic at Latrobe Area Hospital and as a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Virginia University Medical School, where she was honored with the school's Distinguished Teaching Award. She was a lifelong member of the Church of God, Anderson, Ind. While living in Charleston, she was a member of the First Church of God, Main Street, and later helped found the Laurel Highlands Church of God in Greensburg, Pa., where she served on the church's steering committee. Dr. Clark also performed as a member of the St. Vincent Camerate Choral Ensemble in Latrobe. Survivors include her husband, Doug Clark; two sons, Andrew, a graduate student at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Patrick, an undergraduate at Duke University in Durham, N.C.; her uncles, Dan W. Mooney and Henry Cleveland Smith Jr., both of Charleston; a cousin, Mary Mooney Biel of Columbus, Ohio; as well as other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews across the country. No visitation will be held. However, all friends are invited to a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Four Points Sheraton Inn in Greensburg, Pa. Interment will be held privately at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, Latrobe, PA 15650, or to the Laurel Highlands Church of God, 103 Westminster Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601.

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