Barbara A. Clements

January 8, 1928 - December 30, 2020
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Barbara A. Clements, 92, formerly of Robesonia, passed away peacefully the morning of December 30th, 2020 at Penn State Health-St Joseph with her loving family by her side.

She was the wife of William R. Clements for nearly 72 years. Born in West Reading on January 8, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Carl F. Schatz and the late Ruth S. (Graff) Schatz.

After graduating from Reading High School in 1945 she worked at various businesses including the A&P Food Store in Reading and later as an “examiner” at the Berkshire Knitting Mills.  It was during that time that Barbara met Bill while roller skating at the Sinking Spring Skating Rink. They married March 19, 1949. Upon marrying Bill, Barbara became the bookkeeper for Bill’s family’s trash hauling business, Clements Brothers, Inc.  She continued as the bookkeeper for several years until she devoted her full-time attention to raising their two children.  During the ensuing years, Barb and Bill lived in State Hill and later, Wernersville, where Bill joked that Barbara went from being a “city girl” to being a “country girl.”  In 1971, they bought a small farm on the mountain behind Robesonia where Barb became a “farm girl.”  She and Bill raised Black Angus steers, chickens, and two horses.  Last year, after almost 50 years on the farm, they relocated to Phoebe Berks in Wernersville.

Barbara was a very talented lady.  Her interests included becoming an accomplished seamstress, refinishing furniture, and creating ceramics, at which she excelled.  If something interested her, she either figured out how to do it on her own or took classes to learn how to do it.  Barbara was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Robesonia and was a 50-year member of Conrad Weiser Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.  Along with her husband, she was also very active in Rajah Shrine, volunteering her time with various units including the Mounted Patrol, the Caravanners, and the Shrine Circus.  Barb also served as a Girl Scout leader.

In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by her children – Brian W. Clements and wife Julie, Wernersville, Denise L. Hager and fiancé  Joe Lavender, Newmanstown, her sister – Dorothy H. Yeakel, Temple, her grandchildren – Joshua W. Clements and fiancé Jessica Gobright, Jacob B. Clements and wife Adriane, Sarah L. Clements and husband Anthony Gaona, Clayton G. Clements and wife Chelsea, Bradley J. Hager and wife Jamie, Timothy R. Hager and wife Randi, and her great grandchildren – Xavier, Ella, Carson, Halie, Grayson, Billy, Nick, Belle and Allister. She was predeceased by siblings – Carl F. Schatz and Roberta L. Kranston.

Funeral service will be private. Her funeral will be webcast on Monday, January 4, 2020 beginning at 1:30 PM. Eastern Star service at 1:45 PM followed by the funeral service officiated by Rev. David Newhart. Interment in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton. To view services, go to www.kleefuneralhome.com, go to Barbara A. Clements obituary and click on the webcast tab.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions honoring Barbara can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Rajah Shriners, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Clements family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

 

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Service Information

Date: Monday, January 4, 2021

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Funeral services will be webcast beginning at 1:30 PM.

Conrad Weiser Chapter OES service begins at 1:45 PM.


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 4, 2021

Laureldale Cemetery

Address:

4631 Pottsville Pike
Laureldale, PA 19605

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Donation Information

Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510

 

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Born: January 8, 1928
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Bonnie Clements posted on 1/4/21

Barbara is a special person and touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bonnie Clememts.

 

Marie Milia posted on 1/4/21

My sincerest condolences to the Clements family. They were great neighbors in Wernersville, PA. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you Denise and Brian.

 

Susan Schatz posted on 1/3/21

I will always remember Aunt Barbara’s laughter. She had such an infectious smile, such a joy for life... Rest In Peace, Aunt Barbara. You leave behind a legacy of caring and love that I pray brings comfort to the family...

 

Jeffrey Babb posted on 1/3/21

So very sorry to hear about your families loss, Barb was a wonderful lady.

 

Giselle Kranston posted on 1/3/21

Dear Denise and family, we are deeply saddened about your loss. We still grieving. That's why it is very important to stay in touch and not take life for granted. Jim, myself and my son's are praying for God to give you and your family strength during this time.

 

Giselle Kranston posted on 1/3/21

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Gary Kranston posted on 1/3/21

Brian and Denise, please know that the Kranston Family is thinking of you both. I think we all learned the importance of family from seeing how much our moms loved each other and how happy they were whenever they got together. Your mom was active in your lives and left you with many, many great memories - carry those memories, hold onto them tightly, cherish them, and share them with your family - those life experiences are valuable treasure that will sustain you! While we are all grieving, I know our moms are both grinning ear to ear, reunited in heaven (and probably discussing how to make sure Uncle Dutch behaves!) and happy for eternity! God Bless you and comfort you!

 

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