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January 8, 2013

Liberty Belle Clark Bauer, 94; of Jeffersonville

Funeral Mass for Liberty Belle Clark Bauer, 94, of Jeffersonville, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Jeffersonville, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville. She died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

She was born July 2, 1918 in Louisville, to the late Charles Albertus and Mamie Wells Clark.

An artist, she dedicated her life to the arts and community service. She was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jeffersonville. She was affiliated with the Girl Scouts of America for 25 years as a scout and leader. She served the community through her volunteerism in the Clark County Arts and Crafts Association and the Ken Ellis Senior Center. She worked for the WPA in the 1940s bringing art to the youth in rural Appalachia and served her country during World War II as the only woman draftsman in an all-male environment at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster. As a youth, she received the Times Effort Award from the former Louisville Times newspaper for her academic achievement. In recognition of her years of volunteer work, she was awarded the distinction of the Southern Indiana Woman of the Year in the mid-1990s.

She is survived by her son, Donald E. Bauer; daughter, Carol Ann Bauer (Howard Hamsa); grandchildren, Rudi and Muad’dib Hamsa; stepson, Robert Bauer; step-grandchildren, Robert A., Steven, and Terri Bauer; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Gavin, Garrin, and Lucas Bauer; and many relatives and friends who will miss her greatly.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. Bauer, siblings, Jim, Bill, Ed, Frank, Roy, Bert, and Catherine Clark and Alberta Ray, and daughter-in-law, Linda Lou Bauer.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany and from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Inc., Louisville, KY, 40232-2335.

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