Sr. Clara Marie made her religious profession June 24, 1950, and subsequently served in a variety of capacities. She was at Subiaco Abbey for many years, and later while serving in Paris, AR she visited hospital patients and nursing home residents. Sr. Clara Marie managed the Retreat Center kitchen, and also was a co-founder of the Center Bakery. Her tasty breads and delicious pies were special ordered by area residents, and Trinity students consumed dozens of cookies weekly.

She is survived by four sisters: Lorene Jansen, Mildred Komp, Leona Komp, all of Fort Smith, and Madonna Komp of Charleston; one brother, Phillip Komp of Wichita Falls, Texas; and also by sisters of her religious community in Fort Smith, AR.