Robert J. Clements
Robert J. Clements

March 22, 1922February 20, 2003 (80 years old)
Hometown: Crawfordsville, IN
March 22, 1922February 20, 2003
(80 years old) | Crawfordsville, IN


Obituary of Robert James Clements

Robert J. Clements, died February 20, 20003, at 11:30 p.m. at St. Clare Medical Center.

Mr. Clements was born in Crawfordsville to Harold & Mary Hayworth Clements March 22, 1922.  He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1942, where he played in the state basketball finals his senior year.  Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Navy, serving three years.

He married Marjorie J. Stockdale January 19, 1947 in New Liberty Church near Veedersburg.

He worked at R.R. Donnelly for 31 years, retiring in 1973.  In 1960 he opened and operated Clements Canoes until retirement in 1981.  It was one of the first canoe rental businesses in Indiana.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion, VFW, and NRA.  In 1967 he was elected to the Silver Anniversary Hall of Fame team and to the Indiana Basketball Hall of fame.  He was also an avid fisherman and bird hunter.  He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie, two sons:  Jim of Grayling Michigan, and Fred of Crawfordsville, and a daughter: Cathy Clements of Indianapolis; four grandsons:  Rob, Joshua, Jared, and Mark; two granddaughters: Jamie Shillings and Jennifer Clement.; two great-grandchildren: Korbin and Jonah Shillings.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Harlson.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Allen Sparks officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery Grant Avenue with miliatry rites.  Friends may call 4-8 Sunday.

Obituary of Marjorie Jean Stockdale Clements:

Marjorie Jean Clements, 84, of Crawfordsville, passed away at 2:56 a.m. Saturday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville IN.

Mrs. Clements was born July 3, 1924 in Veedersburg.  She was the daughter of REx and Estle (Spragg) Stockdale.

She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1942.  She married Robert Clements on Jan. 19, 1947 in Hillsboro.  He passed away Feb. 20, 2003.  She, along with her husband Bob, owned Clements Canoes in Crawfordsville and Camp Margrethe Resort in Grayling, Mich.  Marjorie contracted polio in 1951 and lived her life courageously.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Marjorie enjoyed her family and many friends.  She was a member of New Liberty Christian Church of Hillsboro.

She is survived by sons, James "Jim" (Debbie) of Grayling, Mich., and Frederick "Fred" (Janet) of Crawfordsville; daughter, Cathy Clements (Mike Slattery) of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Sparks officiating.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grant Avenue.

Friends and family can pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, Ind. 46202 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Gift Management Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244.