Laura Jean Clark

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Laura Jean (Pizzini) Clark

April 5, 1948 - Sept. 19, 2022

McCOOK, Neb. — Laura Jean (Pizzini) Clark, 74, of McCook, passed away on Sept. 19, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer surrounded by her family.

The middle of three children, Laura Jean was born April 5, 1948, in Montcalm, W.V., to the late Pemel Mae (Lilly) Wysong and the late Antonio Pizzini.

Laura Jean was a 1966 graduate of Montcalm High School. She worked for Social Services in West Virginia and also acquired a cosmetology license and cosmetology teaching certificate in the states of West Virginia, Kansas, Kentucky, and Nebraska, and was a certified teachers aide in the states of Kansas, Kentucky and Nebraska. She received an Associates of Applied Science – Business (Business Administration Emphasis) from McCook Community College in 2007.

Laura Jean loved spending time with her family and her gray tabby, LilyMae. The most recent addition, 9 month old great-grandson Roman James Lytle, was the absolute joy of her life. She enjoyed listening to Darrin and JeriLynn perform live music across the local area and was involved in the make-up department of community theatre for many years.

Laura Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her sister and best friend, Rosemary Pizzini Jackson; and brothers, John Ezra Wysong and James Murray Pizzini.

Laura Jean is survived by daughter, JeriLynn Karr and son-in-Love Darrin Lee Karr; beloved granddaughters, Alyssa Renaé Titus and husband, Jacob and Emily Gayle Lytle and husband, Tanner, and great-grandson, Roman James Lytle, all of McCook; nephew, John Wesley Jackson of Montcalm, W.V.; nieces, Pamela Diane Jackson Grimes and husband, John of Shady Springs, W.V., Toni Marie Stafford and husband, Jerry of Anderson, S.C., Ginger Lynn Wysong and fiancé, Charlie Borum of Gallapolis, Ohio, April Dawn Burks and husband, Tommy of Brushfork, W.V., Jonnie Ezara Wysong of Mooresville, N.C., and Irene Jean Rotenberry of Green Valley, W.V.; extended family, many great-nieces, great-nephews, and loving friends.

A memorial celebration of life will be at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 312 Seminole Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Lisa Mensinger and the Rev. Richard Karr officiating. A lunch for family and friends will be served in the reception hall immediately following the service.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook for the family.