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Theodore " Teddy" Kelly-Clark

June 15, 2018 — May 14, 2023

Theodore " Teddy" Kelly-Clark

Theodore "Teddy" Edwin Kelly-Clark

 

Age 4, of De Soto, Missouri, passed away on May 14, 2023 at St. Louis Children's Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. Born June 15, 2018 in Saint Louis, MO to parents Robert Kelly-Clark and Christine (nee Vernier) Kelly-Clark. Teddy was diagnosed with Diffuse Midline Glioma a rare type of cancer of the brain stem in November 2022. Theodore graduated from De Soto Early Childhood Center "Little Dragons" Prekindergarten on May 13th, 2023. Theodore was best known for his bright smile and love of Mickey Mouse, Bluey, and Marble Runs.

 

Theodore is survived by his parents Robert Kelly-Clark and Christine Kelly-Clark, of De Soto, Samantha Vernier - sister, Robert "Bobby" Kelly-Clark - brother, Catriona Kelly-Clark - sister, Elise (nee Hamilton) Vernier - grandmother, John A. Vernier - great-grandfather,  Mary "Laverne" Vernier - great-grandmother, Robert Kelly - grandfather, Susan Kelly - great-grandmother, Amber Joseph - aunt, Kurt Joseph - uncle, Nathan Vernier - cousin, Sebastian Joseph - cousin, Heather Strong - aunt, Douglas Strong - uncle, Josephine Burgio - grandmother, Paul Middleton - grandfather, Roger Clark - grandfather, Steven (wife Kelly) Clark - uncle, Eleanor Clark - cousin, Nolan Clark - cousin, Rylee Clark - cousin.

 

Theodore is preceded in death by John Vernier - grandfather, Joseph Burgio - great-grandfather, Eleanor Burgio - great-grandmother, Leta Burgio - great-grandmother, Ester Reese - great-grandmother, Teresa "Betty" (nee Schaefer) Vernier - great-grandmother.

 

Celebration of Life Visitation: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Saturday May 20th, 2023 First Baptist Church of Arnold

Celebration of Life Service: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Saturday May 20th, 2023 First Baptist Church of Arnold

 

Memorial donations can be made in Theodore's name to

The Praying Ninja Warrior Foundation: https://www.prayingninjawarrior.com/read-me

Leaps of Love: https://www.leapsoflove.org/give#Donatetoday

The Bennett Project: https://thebennettproject.org/donate

Give Kids The World: https://www.gktw.org/

The Cure Starts Now: https://donate2csn.org/

 

Links can be found at Teddy's Great Adventure on Facebook.

 

But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 19:14.

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Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Saturday, May 20, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Arnold

2012 Missouri State Rd, Arnold, MO 63010

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 20, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Arnold

2012 Missouri State Rd, Arnold, MO 63010

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