Mrs. Clarene Harwood Fink, 84, of Faith, NC, entered the church triumphant on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. Clarene was born Feb. 27, 1928 in Rowan County, the daughter of the late Roy Lee Harwood and Hettie Mae Barringer Harwood.
Clarene was a 1945 graduate of Rockwell High School, and a member of Faith Lutheran Church for 67 plus years. In previous years she served on the church council, sang in the choir, chaired the Altar Guild, and served as President of Lutheran Church Women. She was a national delegate to the Lutheran Brotherhood annual meeting, a delegate many times to the NC Synodical Womens Conventions, and a member of the Advisory Council for the Lutheran Home of Salisbury. Clarene retired from Farmers & Merchants Bank in 1993. More recently, she and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels, visited shut-ins, and made deliveries for the tape ministry of the church. Clarene enjoyed baking cookies for family and friends, reading, needlework, flower gardening, cooking, and providing love and care for her family.
In addition to her parents, Clarene was preceded in death by her brothers, Claude Harwood and Robert Harwood and sister, Ruth H. Jackson.
Survivors: husband, Worth Fink whom she married June 27, 1945 and to whom she was a devoted wife for 67 years; sons, Rev. Ronald W. Fink and wife Swannetta of Cherryville, Rev. Kenneth Fink and wife Vicki of Monroe; grandchildren, Susan Fink Shell and husband Scott of Cary, John C. Fink of Lincolnton, Matthew W. Fink and wife, Adrienne of Cayce, SC; great-grandchild, Maxwell Shell of Cary.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Family Life Center of Faith Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Friday, Feb. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Randy Conley, pastor. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Debt Reduction Fund, PO Box 669, Faith, NC 28041 or to a charity of choice.
Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Fink family. Online condolences may be made to the Fink family at www.powlesfuneralhome.com