LAMAR-Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Emily Clements, 74, Lamar, who died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
A prayer service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, at Daniel Funeral Home, with visitation following from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Youth Group or Hospice Compassus, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Don Clements, of the home; five sons, Mike Clements and wife Decema, Doug Clements and wife Cindy, Greg Clements and wife Sheila, Jeff Clements and wife Amy and Stan Clements and wife Cindy, all of Lamar; two daughters, Diane Gilbert and husband Eric, High Rolls, N.M. and Angie Lathrop and husband Charlie, Lamar; 19 grandchildren, Jennifer, Melissa, Kristen, Taylor, Rachel, Chad, Cara G., Ginny, Brian, Nathan, Matt C., Kevin, Aaron, Matt G., Caleb, Caty, Chelsea, Dillon and Dono; 11 great-grandchildren, Tre, Ethan, Alex, McKinley, Emily, Kaylie, Jackson, Tucker, Kaysen, Jarrett and Nathan; two brothers, Carl Jungmann and wife Mary, Carthage and Paul Jungmann and wife Marilyn, Independence; three sisters, Irene Filosa and husband Anthony, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Doris Woods, Lamar and Linda Gerke, Pilot Grove; two brothers-in-law, Bill Clements and wife Sue and Loyd Clements and wife Bev, all of Lamar; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Selvey and husband Don and Dixie Clements, all of Lamar and a large extended family and host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Orpha Jungmann; father and mother-in-law, Ted and Ruby Clements; brothers-in-law, Paul Gerke, Roy Clements and Bob Selvey and sister-in-law, Betty Selvey.
Mrs. Clements was born Aug. 23, 1939, at Lamar, to Carl and Orpha (Dixon) Jungmann. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1957 she worked as a key punch operator for the Federal Reserve in Kansas City, Mo. On February 14, 1958, in Kansas City, she married the love of her life, Don Clements, and she embarked on her most important and fulfilling career, that of wife and mother. Making their home in Lamar, she worked in the school cafeteria for several years, than as an optometric assistant for Dr. Swearingen for many years and was home health office manager for the Barton County Health Department for 12 years, retiring in 2006.
She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she served as organist and was involved in Marriage Encounter, Parent Effectiveness Training, Camp Renewal and was a St. Mary’s Youth Group leader, organizing many activities and ski trips throughout the years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Society, Missouri Optometric Association and the Lamar T.O.P.S. group.