Marjorie M. Clements, 78, died at 8:47 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in her residence in Highland.
She was born June 3, 1937, in Pocahontas, the daughter of the late Earl and Marie Shaw.
She married James F. “Max” Clements in 1966. He survives.
Marjorie was born in Pocahontas and grew up on the family farm. She raised her five children and helped with the work on the farm. She worked at Marine Garment Factory in Highland for more than 30 years as a seamstress. She also did her own seamstress work by sewing prom dresses, cheerleading uniforms and wedding dresses. She and her husband operated Patrick’s Restaurant in Carlyle and Breitie’s Again in Greenville. She made crafts and sold them at craft fairs and sold her crafts at Diamond Mineral Springs Restaurant, which was owned by her daughter and son-in-law. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and visiting with their grandchildren. She enjoyed a monthly luncheon with Garment Factory ladies and Kaeser Drug store ladies. For many years Mrs. Clements was very active with the Special Olympics program in Clinton County. She also volunteered for the Clinton County Rehabilitation Center (“Community Link”) at Breese. Mr. and Mrs. Clements sponsored foreign exchange student for many years. The Gutierrez and Martinez families were extra-special to her.
She is survived by her husband, James F. “Max” Clements of Highland: daughter, Vanessa L. (Bradley) Michael of Highland; son, Kevin W. (Judy) Corder of Newton, Ala.; daughter, Tammy S. (Dale) Siever of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Laurie J. (Mark) Clements of Highland: 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; anticipated grandchild; brother, George (Shirley) Shaw of Pocahontas; sister, Judy (Ken) Lockwood of Chesterfield, Mo.; and ex-husband, Max E. Cordes.
She was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandson, Adam Christiasen.
Private graveside service was Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Highland City Cemetery in Highland with the Rev. Dr. Billy Blackmon, Pastor, presiding.
Funeral lunch will be held at Powhatan Restaurant in Pocahontas.
Expressions of sympathy can be made online by visiting www.spengel-boulanger.com.
Memorials can be made to Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (Food Pantry) and Louis Latzer Memorial Library.