Helen Ruth (Clark) LaBadieOctober 13, 2017
age 90, cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at her Delafield home October 13, 2017. Helen, who was known to friends and family as Ruth. She was the most loving mother to Linda Hansen, Michael (Anne) LaBadie, Wendy (Kris) Gahn-Ackley and Timothy (Eva) LaBadie. Ruth was the most doting grandmother to 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was the adoring older sister to Emory E. Clark. Preceded in death by her parents, Helen E. and Emory T. Clark, brothers, Thomas and Roger Clark and sister Marjorie Takton. She is remembered by many loving relatives and friends as the most charming, expressive, devoted woman who always made one feel they were a member of her family.
Ruth was an accomplished pianist and was often heard playing her pink Steinway at family functions or from down the hallway of her condo. She and husband Bill, of 61 years, were avid ballroom dancers, always gathering a crowd as they floated across the dance floor. Her favorite hobbies were playing the piano, cross word puzzles and classic movie trivia. She always placed family above everything else in her life; her husband, children and grandchildren were her life. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, October 22, from 11AM until the time of the memorial service at 2PM. Burial will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park on Monday October 23, 2017 at 11AM.