Olline Clark Callens

September 9, 1922 ~ December 9, 2010

Olline Clark Callens, 88, of Pineville died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 4:55 AM in Jennings, Louisiana.

Mrs. Callens was a native of Crowville, Louisiana and was born to Annie and Joel Clark on September 9, 1922. Mrs. Callens was a 1939 graduate of Crowville High School and a 1973 graduate of Louisiana College in education. She served during WWII in the United States Navy. She worked for the Rapides Parish School Board as a school teacher. Mrs. Callens was a member of St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Pineville where she served on the vesting committee, the alter guild and a member of the "Go Getters". She was also an active member of the DAV.

She is survived by one daughter Christy Jane Callens of Kinder, Louisiana, one grandson Caleb Clark Callens of Pineville, LA, two brothers Woodson Clark of West Monroe, LA and Billy Clark of Winnsboro, LA, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Callens is preceded in death by her husband Wilbur G. Callens, her parents Annie and Joel Clark, two sisters Katherine Major and Alene Paul, Two brothers Castelle Clark and Wesley Clark.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Robert Bozeman will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pineville, LA. Visitation will begin on Friday at 5:00PM until 7:00PM and will continue at 9:00 AM until the time of services on Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday at the cemetery in Pineville.

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  1. Chris, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a really nice lady.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pat

  2. Christy Caleb, We are so sorry to hear of your mother and grandmother's passing. She was such a lovely lady and I have fond memories of time with her and mom (JoJo). Our prayers are with you. Holly Larry McRae

  3. Christy, My students join me in sending you special hugs. We were so glad that your mother was able to visit our cafe and enjoy our meals. Thanks for taking the time to join us. The students were sad to hear of her passing. Fran

  4. ChristySusie, Mike and I are so thankful we got to see Aunt Olline and spend the afternoon with her the last time we were home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Caleb. Wish we could be with you.Love Greg, Susie, John, Mike and Cody

  5. Dear Christy: I saw your mother's obituary in the Town Talk this morning. I know we've not kept in touch since we roomed together at NSU, but I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you at this time. Elaine

  6. I had the honor of working with your mom for several years at Tioga Elementary. She was a wonderful Teacher and Lady.

  7. Olline was a special friend when teaching together at Tioga Elementary from those 1st days of the school opening until I left for a job at the VA Medical Center. (1987) That first faculty had a special bond. I was the Speech Pathologist. Miss Olline, Miss Ellen and myself often shared special memories and recipes. I will always remember her fondly. God Bless.

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