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    Wednesday, April 15 2020
    Mary O'Quinn Clem

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 07:18 pm   |  Permalink   |  26 Comments  |  Email
    Prayers for the family at this most difficult time.
    Posted by Robin Moore on 04/16/2020 - 08:35 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Posted by Blanche Ridgeway on 04/16/2020 - 08:54 PM
    So sorry, Gene & Kathy Russell
    Posted by Gene Russell on 04/16/2020 - 08:54 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am sure there was a big reunion for Mary with her family members and friends when she arrived. God bless you all. God will give you the comfort, peace, and strength you all need.
    Posted by Betty Mae F Daniel on 04/16/2020 - 09:32 PM
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and wishing we could be there for you! She's looking down on you with love and thanks Georgia! Amazing dedication! ❤️🙏🏻❤️Love and prayers!
    Posted by Edna Mitchell on 04/16/2020 - 10:04 PM
    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Betsy
    Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 04/16/2020 - 10:22 PM
    Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss & for the days ahead. God is Good and will lift you up with his healing Grace. Remember that behind the darkest clouds the sun still shines. Love to you.
    Posted by Roberta James on 04/16/2020 - 10:37 PM
    Thoughts and prayers are with you in this sorrowful time. May your precious memories comfort you in the days ahead. God bless.
    Posted by Jackie Conner on 04/17/2020 - 05:46 AM
    We love and miss everyone. Our lives won't be the same without her.
    Posted by William Donny Conner on 04/17/2020 - 06:30 AM
    Cathy-You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the good memories of your Mom and know that she now has peace and rest with our Lord Jesus.
    Posted by Harriette Jamerson on 04/17/2020 - 06:37 AM
    God is with you all! LovE Teresa
    Posted by Teresa Edmonds on 04/17/2020 - 06:57 AM
    Thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. I have such wonderful memories with George, Mary and girls. Please know that I'm keeping each of you in prayer for peace and comfort. Love to all!
    Posted by Remona Waller Tomko on 04/17/2020 - 07:05 AM
    Mary was a dear friend. My grandson loved her sweet and gentle ways. She was the best. So much fun and laughter when we were together. So heartbreaking that she suffered at the end of her years. She is whole now. Peace and love.
    Posted by Chris Clements on 04/17/2020 - 07:20 AM
    Mary and George were good friends of Billy and myself. Really enjoyed spending time with them. She was such a sweet person and I know all her family will really miss her. May God be with each of you in the months ahead without her. Love ya'll.
    Posted by Barbara Hudson on 04/17/2020 - 08:15 AM
    Valerie, Teresa, Cathy, Georgia and family, We are so sorry to hear about Mary's death but to know that she is finally reunited with her George and many other family members, I can see her and Your dad meeting and smiling at each other as they did and the comments that they made to each other. It makes me laugh, they we so funny together and I know they had missed each other terribly. I pray for God's peace and love for each of you and if you need us please don't hesitate to call! Love you all. God Bless!
    Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 04/17/2020 - 10:09 AM
    Sorry to hear this. Condolences and prayers for your loss. May the good memories help you through this time.
    Posted by Virginia and Ron Frost on 04/17/2020 - 10:30 AM
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Mary was a wonderful person! She will be greatly missed!
    Posted by Sara H Atkins on 04/17/2020 - 10:31 AM
    Love you all. So sorry about Mary's passing. Love my childhood memories with all of you. Thinking of you. Love, Donna
    Posted by Donna Mason on 04/17/2020 - 11:23 AM
    So sorry to hear this! God Bless all of the family and friends.
    Posted by Jane B Daniel on 04/17/2020 - 12:52 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this sad time.
    Posted by James & Betsy Carver on 04/17/2020 - 12:59 PM
    I am praying for you all.
    Posted by Phyllis Bullock Eppes on 04/17/2020 - 05:15 PM
    So sorry for your loss. Both Mary and George were wonderful people who lived their Christian faith. May you all find comfort in knowing that Mary and George have been reunited in Heaven along with many other family members.
    Posted by Louie & Linda ( Gard) Love on 04/17/2020 - 05:27 PM
    Dear Valerie and Family, so sorry for the passing of your Mother. She was a kind hearted women and will surely be missed by friends and neighbors. May you find comfort thru your many friends and our Heavenly Father. God Bless.
    Posted by Mike & Katherine Arthur on 04/18/2020 - 12:14 AM
    Thinking of the family and sending love and prayers.
    Posted by Sandra Griffin on 04/18/2020 - 03:48 AM
    Posted by ann moore on 04/18/2020 - 02:02 PM
    Georgia, Valerie and family. So sorry to hear about your Mom. Love and prayers sent to all this family. I know how much you will all miss her. Joyce C.
    Posted by Joyce Carter on 04/25/2020 - 01:26 PM

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    Mary O’Quinn Clem, born on February 21, 1943 went to be with the Lord and her husband on April 15, 2020.  She was the wife of the late George H Clem; parents Ruby and Benjamin O’Quinn. She is survived by her daughters Teresa Carver (Jim), Valerie Lawson (David), Cathy Vaden (Tim) and Georgia Smith. Nine grandchildren – Brent Lawson, Jeremy Lawson (Missy), Daniel Vaden, Hunter DiPaolo (Katherine), Josh Vaden, Emily Smith, Amanda Holden (Stephen), Rachel Carver, & Rebecca Carver. Six great grandchildren – Penelope Lawson, Clem Lawson, Noah Lawson, Reba Lawson, Adelina DiPaolo & Hadleigh Holden. Mary loved cooking & baking, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be limited to immediate family for a graveside service at New Hope Christian Church, Alberta, VA due to current mandates. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Victoria Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1419, Victoria, VA 23974 or your favorite organization. Online condolences may be made online at

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