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DECHAIRO, Lucille (CLYMER)
Lucille V. Dechairo, 77, Westmoreland, died Monday, September 21, 1998, in
a care home at Westmoreland. She was born Februrary 14, 1921 at King City,
MO, daughter of O. J. Wilber and Cecil Fulton Clymer, She served in the
Navy during World War II, receiving her nursing education during that time.
She was later on the nursing staff at Colmery O'Neil VA Medical Center,
Topeka, and the Dechairo Hospital and Clinic, Westmoreland. She retired in
1981. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Post
No. 186 and the Service Club, all of Westmoreland. She married Turman Jones
in 1949. He died in 1960. She later married Bob Burgess. They were divorced
in 1980. She married Thomas Dechairo, M.D. at Westmoreland in 1981. He died
in 1988. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald D.Michels. She is
survied by a son, Donald Duane Jones, Wamego; three sisters, Margaret
Morgan, Eldon, MO, Ethel Roach, Amity, MO, and Winnie Cobb, Murphy, CA;
three stepdaughters, Karen Meek, Barbara Hoover and Joyce Stember; three
stepsons, T. C. Dechairo, Doug Dechairo and Roger Dechairo; seven
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 17 step grandchildren and five
step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. last Thursday in
the United Methodist Church, Westmoreland. Burial was in Westmoreland City
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Westy Community Care Home
and can be sent in care of Stewart Fuenral Chapel, Westmoreland, KS.
Wamego KS - Times 1998-10-1
DERSTINE, Anna C. (CLYMER)
Anna C. Derstine died Tuesday morning 8/8/00 at Rockhill Mennonite Community in
Sellersville, PA where she had lived since 1991. She was formerly a lifelong resident of
Blooming Glen. she was 91.
she was the wife of 61 years to the late Howard M. Derstine who died in 1992. born in
Blooming Glen, she was the daughter of the late Samuel B. and Lizzy (DETWEILER) Clymer.
Mrs. Derstine was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and was known for the geraniums she
grew. She was a lifelong member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church where she had been very
Mrs. Derstine is survived by 3 sons, J. Robert of Perkasie PA, J. Larry of Bridgewater Corners
VT and Mark D. of Perkasie PA; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by 1 daughter, Joyce Moyer in 1985; 1 brother, Harold Clymer; and 1 sister, Edna
Viewing hours are 8/11 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 713 Blooming Glen Rd. Funeral
service will follow the viewing period. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Missions Fund, c/o Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, P.O.
Box 236, Blooming Glen, PA 18911.
Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton, PA
Sellersville, PA - Intelligencer Record 2000-8-9
DIXON, Martha (CLEMMER)
BELMONT - Martha Elizabeth Clemmer Dixon, 73, 6224 S. New Hope Road, died May 4, 2002,
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Jasper Lee Clemmer Sr. and Beulah
FUNERAL: 11 a.m., Monday, New Hope Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, the body will be placed
in the church one hour before the service BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia
She was a retired supervisor from Vision Hosiery (knit products), serving there for over 40
SURVIVORS: Brothers and sisters-in-law, Grady and Perlie Clemmer, Melvin and Doris
Clemmer, Calvin and Gretchel Clemmer, Gastonia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and James
Whitworth, Sunset Harbor, N.C., Barbara and Ben Lindstrom, Melbourne, Fla., Jeanette and Joe
Farris, Gastonia, Kathryn and Buddie Rankin, Lowell, Deannie and Homer Helms, Gastonia;
sisters-in-law, Frankie Dixon, Wilma Dixon, Evelyn Dixon, Jean Clemmer, Gastonia;
brother-in-law, Charlie Dixon, Hickory; 31 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband, Henry Dixon; brother, J.L. Clemmer Jr.; brother and
sister-in-law, Coit and Ginny Clemmer
MEMORIALS: New Hope Presbyterian Church, 4357 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, 28056 or
Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, 28054
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Revs. Sam Hobson, James Whitworth
Gastonia, NC Gazette May 5, 2002
DIX, Harriette MORRIS [CLEMMER]
MORTON -- Harriette L. Dix, 84, formerly of Hap Lane in Morton died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday,
April 27, 1997, at Morton Villa, where she was a resident.
Born Sept. 22, 1912, in Hanna City to Henry and Anna Henning Morris, she was raised by her
foster parents, Fred and Daisy Clemmer.
She married Samuel Ray Freres in 1930 in Peoria. He preceded her in death. She married Earl L.
Dix on Sept. 23, 1944, in Peoria. He died April 6, 1990, in Peoria. One infant daughter, Earina
Dix, one son, Ray Jack Freres, two sisters, and one brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Barry N. Freres of Marquette Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Bette)
Sundin of Peoria Heights and Patricia Ulick of Peoria; one half sister, Florence Randall of
Florence, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She worked at Shufeld Co. in Peoria.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilton Mortuary. The Rev. Barbara Ziah will officiate.
Visitation will be one hour before services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Cottonwood
Cemetery near Edwards.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or to any charity.
Peoria, ILJournal Star; April 28, 1997
EWALT, Lois Ann
Lois Ann Ewalt Clemmer, 67, a retired teacher, died, Monday, July 8, 2002, in a Fort Worth
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Granbury. Graveside service: 2:30 p.m.
Thursday at Laurel Land Memorial Gardens in Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
Wiley Funeral Home.
Memorials: First Christian Church, 2109 West Highway 377, Granbury, Texas 76048.
Lois Ann Clemmer was born May 25, 1935, in St. Louis, Mo. and married Robert Clemmer Nov.
30, 1956, in St. Louis. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1957 and was a member
of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She taught English at Everman High School until her retirement in
1991. She was a faithful member of Hillside Memorial Christian Church in Fort Worth and First
Christian Church in Granbury. Lois Ann Clemmer was preceded in death by her parents and a
brother, James Ewalt.
Survivors: Husband, Robert Clemmer of Granbury; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and
Briggs of Fort Worth and Jennifer and Jeff Benner of Austin; son, Cpt. Robert E. Clemmer and
wife, Keely, of Hawaii; brother, Paul Ewalt of St. Charles, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Fort Worth, TX - Star-Telegram 7/9/2002.
FARLEY, Marjorie L.(CLIMER)
Kimberly - Farley Marjorie L. (Polly) Farley, 69, of Kimberly, died
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Bountiful, Utah following a short illness.
Polly was born on Oct. 15, 1928, in Buhl, the daughter to Sherman and Lillie
Climer. She married Truman H. (Hayes) Brown in 1946. He preceded her in
death. She married Verne Farley on March 5, 1970, in Twin Falls. Polly
attended school in Kimberly and last year had an enjoyable time planning and
organizing her 50th class reunion. She worked in the dry cleaning business
in Twin Falls and Boise for approximately 35 years. Since retiring, Polly
and Verne had enjoyed traveling in their RV, visiting family and friends.
She was an excellent seamstress, painter, cook, and was very talented in
crafts. Polly was a perfectionist at everything and took great pride in her
home and her flowers. She was an active member of the First Christian Church
where she held many positions. She participated in Bible study groups for
many years. The church, scriptures and family were most important in her
life. Polly is survived by her husband, Verne of Kimberly who so lovingly
and unselfishly cared for her during these difficult last few months; two
daughters, Patty Lee of Anaheim, Calif. and Vicki (Jack) Stephens of
Anaheim, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Diane (Don) Stucker of Jerome, and
Suzanne Berry of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Annabelle (Roy) Barnes of
Kimberly; three brothers-in-law, Bob (Ethlyn) Farley, Jack (Sue) Farley,
Bill (Syd) Farley; and a sister-in-law, Iris (Terry) Dill. She is also
survived by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her parents; two brothers, Burl and Harold "Hap" Climer; two
sisters, Peggy Wolff and Bernice Climer; and one stepson, David Farley. Her
funeral will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the First
Christian Church, corner of Sixth and Shoshone Street in Twin Falls with the
Rev. Dave Drullinger officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial
Park. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds Funeral Chapel in
Twin Falls. Instead of flowers, the family suggest memorials be given to the
First Christian Church in Polly's name or the charity of your choice.
Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds
Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls, ID 83301.
Bountiful, UT Times-News; 1988-8-21
FARMER, Ruby G. (CLEMMER)
Ruby G.Farmer, age 79, a resident of Ten Mile, Tenn., and formerly of Cleveland, passed away
Monday evening, June 11, 2001, in a Athens, Tennessee Hospital. Mrs. Farmer was preceded in
death by her husband, Herbert G. Farmer and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her
adopted daughter, Jewell McFarland of Ten Mile, Tenn.; one brother, Herbert Clemmer of
Calhoun, Tenn.; four sisters, Willie Farmer of Cleveland, Tenn., Stella Burnette of Cleveland,
Marjorie Sheirk of Athens, Tenn., and Katherine Teddar of Ruskin, Fla., and several nieces and
nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Wildwood Chapel of the
Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes in Cleveland, Tenn., with Rev. Jack Crisco officiating. Interment
will be in the Fort Hill Cemetery in Cleveland. The family will receive friends Wednesday
evening from 5-9 p.m. at the Wildwood Chapel of the Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes.
Knoxville, TN - News-Sentinel, June 13, 2001
FRANKS, LaVerne E. (CLIMER)
RUSHVILLE -- LaVerne E. Franks, 67, of Arenzville died at 1:53 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 1997,
at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home, Rushville.
She was born March 23, 1930, in Norwood, Colo., to Everett and Goldie Mae Lovell Climer.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Sherry) Winkelman of Arenzville; one son, Gary of El
Paso, Texas; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three
stepgreat-grandchildren. One brother, one sister and one granddaughter preceded her in death.
She worked at an Army ammunition plant for five years.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McKay Cemetery, north of Carthage. The Rev.
Philip Nevius will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Wood-Roby
Funeral Chapel, Rushville.
Peoria, IL Journal Star; August 21, 1997
FOUST Mabel F.(CLYMER)
MCLEANSVILLE - Mabel F. Foust of 5522 McLeansville Road, McLeansville, died Tuesday,
June 25, 1996, at Moses Cone Hospital.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Baptist Church, Gibsonville. Burial will be at the
church cemetery. The Rev. T.J. Foster, Jr. will officiate.
A native of Guilford County, she was a retired school teacher of Anson County.
She is survived by her sister, Willie Mae Foust of the home, and brother, James Cornell Clymer
The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday.
Greensboro NC News & Record; June 27 , 1996
GLASS, Mildred (CLEMMER)
Mildred (Mickey) Clemmer Glass - 69, of 873 Seed Tick Rd., Philadelphia, died Thursday, Nov.
25, 1999, at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. Mickey was a member of Valley View Freewill
Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Glass; parents, Walter and Frances Holt
Survivors: son, Gary Glass; daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Kaye) Gagley; granddaughters, Jenna Gagley,
all of Philadelphia; step-grandchildren, Courtney and Brent Gagley, Loudon; sister, Ruth Sutton,
Loudon; brothers, Harold Clemmer and Ted Clemmer and wife, Margaret of Philadelphia;
several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel,
Rev. Norman Heath and Rev. Rod Miller officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m.
Saturday, New Macedonia Cemetery for graveside services, Rev. Tim Watson officiating.
Family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Loudon Funeral Home
Knoxville, TN News-Sentinel 1999-11-26
GOODWYN, Charleva C.
HAMPTON -- Charleva Crichton Clemmer Goodwyn, 87, died June 23, 2002, following heart
surgery at Norfolk General Hospital. Born Dec. 6, 1914, in Norfolk to Charles and Eva Collins
Crichton, she taught kindergarten for 44 years in Norfolk and Hampton. A 1932 graduate of
Maury High School, she also earned a BS and MS from James Madison University.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Joseph Clemmer and Roswell Goodwyn,
and sister, Grace Kelley. She is survived by one son, Philip and wife Yooko Clemmer of Mount
View, Hawaii; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kenji Clemmer; nieces, Gail Kelley of Norfolk
and Lynn Kelley of Virginia Beach; and great-nephews twins, Keith and Curtis Watson of
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Hampton.
Those attending are asked to wear Aloha wear, the brightest clothing you have, at her request. In
lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Boys & Girls Club of GHR, Citizens Unit, 1815
Shell Road, Hampton, VA 23661.
Norfolk, VA - Virginian Pilot 2002-6-25
GRANT, Elizabeth (CLEMMER)
GARYSBURG - Elizabeth "Libby Dear" Clemmer Grant, 75, 6059 NC Hwy. 46, died Dec. 21,
2001, at University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Dallas, daughter of the late Willie Rufus and Lela Hovis Clemmer.
FUNERAL: Held Monday at Lebanon United Methodist Church
BURIAL: Grant Family Cemetery
She moved with her family to Roanoke Rapids during the Depression and graduated from
Roanoke Rapids High School, former member of Rosemary United Methodist Church and choir
until her marriage when she transferred membership to Lebanon United Methodist Church,
Garysburg, was active in the church and also the schools in Northampton County, the Girl
Scouts, the 4-H Club, NC Cotton Wives, Farm Bureau, Gaston Homemakers Club, former
Roanoke Valley "Mother of the Year," recipient of the NC Ambassador of Agriculture.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 51 years, Marshall Wood Grant, of the home; daughter, Sue G. Allen
and husband Rod, Raleigh; son, David Marshall Grant and wife Carol, Garysburg; grandchildren,
Lee and Jacob Allen, Raleigh, Lara, Mark and Robin Grant, Garysburg; brother, Willie Rufus
Clemmer Jr., Lake Jackson, Texas; sisters-in-law, Mildred Bolton and Evelyn Doughtie,
Roanoke Rapids, Edith Flythe, Jackson
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Daughter, Carol Grant
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Revs. Gene Hadden and Carol Noy
ARRANGEMENTS: Wrenn Funeral Home Inc., Roanoke Rapids
Gastonia, NC - Gazette December 27, 2001
GUTHRIE, Mayme C.(CLEMMER)
SPENCER - Mayme Clemmer Guthrie, 96, died Sept. 2, 2000, at Spencer Health Care.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late John Franklin and Margaret Ethel Joy
Clemmer, worked as an assistant to the comptroller at Walter J. Kidde Corp., member of the
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Gastonia, taught Sunday school, member of the ELCW, choir,
volunteered for the American Cancer Society, president of the Gastonia Women's Club, Gastonia
SURVIVORS: Daughter and son-in-law, Joy G. and N.D. Tyler, Aylett, Va.; sisters, Beulah
Tompkins, Gastonia, Vivian Arnold, Enid, Okla., Ruth Osborne, Tom's Ferry, N.J.; brother, John
F. Clemmer Sr., Gastonia; grandson, E.B. Teeter III, Greenville, S.C.; six great-grandchildren
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sisters, Essie C. Craig, Lillian M. Clemmer, Polly C. Carter, Ethel
C. Cole, Elizabeth C. Robinson, Martha Ann Holloway
FUNERAL: Held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Va., at a later date
MEMORIALS: American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Charlotte 28202
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia
Gastonia, NC - Gazette September 3, 2000
HADDOCK, Mary Louise (CLYMER)
TREMONT -- Mary Louise Haddock, 67, of 21818 Robins Lane, formerly of 1064 Valley
Stream Drive, Wheeling, died at 12:26 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at Pekin Hospital.
Born Aug. 30, 1929, in Durand, Mich., to Henry and Mary Clymer, she married Bill E. Haddock
on March 24, 1947, in Flint, Mich. He died Nov. 7, 1994, in Pekin. One sister also preceded her
Surviving are two sons, Richard A. of Tremont and William E. of Birmingham, Ala.; two
daughters, Mrs. James (Linda L.) Fraser of Cary and Mrs. Edward (Patricia M.) Rhein of
Kennesaw, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Alvin (Mary) Wright, and three brothers, Clarence, Hank and
James Clymer, all of Flint; and 11 grandchildren.
She was an assembler at Fluid Power Co. in Wheeling for many years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Dr.
Robert E. MacKay will officiate. Visitation will be two hours before services at the chapel.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Tremont.
Memorials may be made to Tremont High School Scholarship Fund
Peoria, IL Journal Star; December 07, 1996
HARDWICK Eunice Ethelen Fern
June 14, 1915 - Dec. 31, 2000
Paonia-- Longtime former Loveland resident, Eunice Ethelen Fern Hardwick, age 85, a resident
of Paonia for five years, died Sunday Dec. 31, 2000, in Paonia Care and Rehabilitation
Eunice Ethelen Fern Creecy, the daughter of George W and Cynthia A (Wagginer) Creecy, was
born on June 14, 1915 in Ft. Morgan, CO., where she spent her childhood, received her
education, and grew to adulthood. On Oct. 26, 1935, Eunice was joined in married with William
L Hardwick in Sterling, CO., They had the joy of sharing 48 wonderful years before William's
death on April 5, 1984.
Eunice, a homemaker, lived most of her life in Loveland until moving to Paonia five years ago
where she resided until her death. She ws a member of the Nazarene Church in Loveland.
Survivors very grateful to share Eunice's life include one son, Robert Clemmer and wife Beverly,
of Paonia; five precious grandchildren; Connie and husband Bob Black, of Renton WA; Chris
and husband Clyde Church of Puyallup, WA; Cathy and Tom Peterson, of Benton City, WA.;
Cynthia and husband Mark Smith, of Renton, WA; Robert Clemmer Jr and wife Nancy, of
Estacada, OR; 18 great grandchildren and many great great grandchildren. Other family
Survivors include on sister, Hazel Humiston, of Oregon. Along with her parents and husband,
Eunice was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, Jan 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., in Loveland, CO.
Funeral services in loving remembrance and to honor Eunice's life will be officiated by the Rev.
Jim Lynch on Friday Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave.,
in Loveland. Interment will follow the service in Loveland Burial Park Loveland. Arrangement
are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Services, Inc., (970) 874-9988 and
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland.
Montrose, CO - Daily Press 2001-1-2
HARTZ, Opal (Clymer)
Opal Hartz, 84, of Melcher-Dallas died of cancer Friday in Pleasantville. Services will be at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at
St. Paul Cemetery.
Mrs. Hartz was born in Leon and had lived in the Melcher-Dallas area most of her life. She was a
Survivors include a daughter, Faye Lovell of Milan, Ill.; a brother, Eddie Clymer of Baker, Ore.;
four sisters, Winnie Cobb of Murphys, Calif., Lucille Dechairo of West Morland, Kan., Ethel
Roach of Amity, Mo., and Margaret Morgan of Eldon, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at Mosher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas, where the
family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Des Moines IA Register; November 23, 1992
HENKEL, Margaret (CLIMER)
Margaret (nee Climer) HENKEL, wife of the late Louis J. Henkel,
mother of Peggy (Walter) Schott, Jane (James) Duffy, and the late Anne
(Jack) Cronin, sister of Jane Cobb, also survived by 17 grandchildren,
27 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Aug. 13,
1998. Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on
Tuesday, August 18 at 11 A.M.. Friends may call at the Church on Tues.
from 10-11 A.M.. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family.
Memorials to the Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, 701 E. Columbia Ave.,
Cincinnati, OH; Enquirer / Post August 15, 1998
HOUSE, Ruey (CLYMER)
Ruey Clymer House, 68, formerly of Algonquin Parkway, died Monday at Medco Center in
She was the former Ruey Clymer, a native of Hart County and a member of 18th Street Baptist
Church and Midland Park Baptist Church.
Survivors: five daughters, Cathryn Farmer of Fisherville, Gail Carter of Macon, Ga., Billie June
Cannon of Dahlonega, Ga., Margaret Brassard of Pembroke and Evelyn Moore of Fort Pierce,
Fla.; a brother, Hartwell Clymer of Cave City; a sister, Clara Hogue of Hardyville; and nine
Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway. Burial: Resthaven
Memorial Park. Visitation: after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
:Louisville, KY Courier-Journal; August 09, 1994
KEMMIS, Joyce, M (KLEMMER)
PROPHETSTOWN -- Joyce M. Kemmis, 74, of rural Prophetstown, died Thursday, March 22,
2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, Ariz., where she and her husband had been staying for two
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Loraine Unite Methodist Church, the
Rev. William Deischer officiating. Burial will be in the Kemmis Family Cemetery, rural
Prophetstown. Visitation is from 2-4 this afternoon and 6-8 this evening at Vandemore Funeral
Home, Atkinson. Memorials may be made to the Loraine United Methodist Church, of which she
was a member, or the American Lung Association.
She was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Geneseo, the daughter of Hugo and Marguerite (Humbert)
Klemmer. She married Frank "Arkie" Kemmis March 6, 1947, in Loraine Township.
He survives, as do two sons, John (Irene) Kemmis of Geneseo and Tom (Holly) Kemmis of
Sheboygan, Wis.; and four grandchildren, Carly, Colin, Rafe and Kathryn Kemmis. She was
preceded in death by a brother, John Klemmer.
She was employed at the former Farmers National Bank in Geneseo as a teller and as secretary to
the president. She had been a Sunday school teacher and a member of the women's afternoon
circle at her church, where she was involved in many activities. She enjoyed gardening, working
crossword puzzles, traveling and sight-seeing.
Kewanee, IL - Star-Courier March 26, 2001
KOLB Helen I.
Helen I. (Clemmer) Kolb, 91, wife of the late Samuel G. Kolb, of spring City, died Tuesday
afternoon, July 31, 2001, in his residence.
Born in boyertown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Eva (Herbst) Clemmer. she lived
in spring City for more than 70 years, formerly of Barto. She attended the One-Room
Schoolhouse in Barto. She worked at home in the family business, Kolb Brother's Meats, Spring
City, since the early 1930's until her recent illness. She was a long term member of the Vincent
Mennonite Church, Spring City. she was a member of the Ladies Sewing Circle at the Church.
She enjoyed quilting, writing letters, knitting, care giving for shut-ins, and pie baking. She was
devoted mother grandmother, and great-grandmother all of her life.
Surviving are five daughters, Evelyn, wife of the late Robert Parson, of Oaks, Phyllis, wife of
Clifford Miller, of Allen, MD, Wilma, wife of Stanley Keller, of Sellersville, Emily, wife of
Alton Long, of Pottstown, and Gail, wife of James Alderfer of Telford; two sons, Linwood,
huband of Alverda (Blank) Kolb, of Pottstown, and Russell, husband of Ruby (Poper) Kolb, of
Spring City; a brother, Daniel Longacre, of Bally; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her adopted parents, John S. and Anna
Longacre; two sons, Wayne and Glenn; a great-grand-daughter, Esther Parson; and five brothers,
Melvin Clemmer, Linwood Clemmer, Paul E. Longacre, John E. Longacre, and Arland
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the Vincent Memmonite Church,
39 Seven Stars Road, Spring City, PA on Friday, August 3, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. Rev. H. Wesley
Boyer, church pastor. Burial will be in Vincent Mennonite Church Cemetery, Spring City, PA.
Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, august 2, 2001 at the church or from 10:00 to
11:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her name to
the Vincent Mennonite Church Ladies Sewing Circle, 39 Seven Stars Road, Spring City, PA
19475, or to the Ridge Fire Company, 480 Ridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475. the Cattermole-
Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, PA, is in charge of the
Phoenixville, PA - Phoenix 2001-8-1
JOHNSTON, O. Rebeccca [CLEMMER}
O. Rebecca Johnston, 69, of Fairchance, Pa., died Thursday, July 25, 2002, in
Mount Saint Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa., after a lengthy battle with
Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes.
She was born January 30, 1933, in Sleepy
Hollow, Georges Township, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Russell David Clemmer and Sarah
She was a graduate of Georges Township High School, Class of
was a former member of The Daughters of the American Revolution and the Fayette County
Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
sister, Snookie Clemmer, and three brothers, Willard "Bert" Clemmer, Wilson Clemmer and
Surviving are her children: Danette Lewellen and fianc e, Thomas Keown, of
Dennis Johnston and wife, Kim, of McSherrystown, Pa., Kim Dillinger and husband, Blaze, of
Fairchance, and Sarah Green of Fairchance; seven grandchildren: Jayme Lewellen, Greg
Jillyn Lewellen, Garrett Lewellen, Jenna Johnston, Jaron Johnston and Emily Dillinger; great-
grandchildren: Tyler Youler, Hunter Lowe and River Lowe; two sisters: Eudora "Sis" Clemmer
Hollow, Pa., and Sarah "Kate" Leasure of Vermilion, Ohio; and two brothers: Russell David
Sleepy Hollow, Pa., and Donny Clemmer of Florida. Also surviving are her former husband,
Johnston of Smithfield, Pa., and adopted daughter, Josephine Blackner of Uniontown, Pa.
Family will receive Friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West
Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, July 29, until 11 a.m., the hour of
Service with Rev. Julia King officiating.
Interment will follow in Maple Grove
of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the
Visitation was also held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Uniontown. PA - Hearld-Standard 7/28/02