In Memoriam: Adelaide Clark ‘88

The Rev. Adelaide Sampselle Clark, Class of 1988, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2018 at the Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village in Monroe, Ohio.  Born August 11, 1944 in Logan West, Virginia to John and Josephine (Daniel) Sampselle, she attended high school in Kenton Ohio, college at Wittenburg College, and graduated from The Ohio State University with honors with a degree in elementary education. 

After teaching elementary school at St. Brigid in Xenia, Ohio, Clark was called to the Episcopal Priesthood and attended General.  She served in parishes in Ohio, Indiana and New York before retiring in Monroe, Ohio.  She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant choir, Red Hatters club, and Chi Omega sorority.

Clark is survived by her brother John (Carolyn), sons Peter (Michelle), Michael (Patti), and grandchildren Madisen, Christopher, William and Elizabeth, nephew Matt(Karla) and their children Abby, Emma, and niece Cathy (Dan). Memorial services will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Chapel and St. Brigid Church in Xenia, OH near the end of May.  Burial of her cremains will follow at Kenton Grove Cemetary.  Condolences may be sent to her family at  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Theological Seminary.