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Mary Clemons services Thursday

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Mary M. Clemons, age 85, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

She was born in Corning, Arkansas, on January 28, 1929, to Milton S. and Nora F. (Hatten) Spradling.

She is survived by her children, James M. (Kathy) Clemons of Valparaiso, Ind.; Gregory L. (Adrean) Clemons of El Paso, Texas; Sandra K. (Robert) Friend of Phoenix, Ariz.; Debra Stoltz, Lana Clemons, and Tammy (John) Clemons, all of Chesterton; daughter-in-law, Ann Clemons of Valparaiso, Ind.; sister, Blanch Perfetto of St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James F. Clemons; sons, Danny W. Clemons, James F. Clemons Jr. and Timothy D. Clemons.

Mary was a homemaker. She was a loving mother, who raised nine children. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing and cooking. She loved music, singing and dancing. Mary was very devoted to her children and grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Pastor Phil Willingham officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Hospice, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Suite 1E, Michigan City, IN. 46360 or St. Agnes Day Services Center, 1859 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN, 46385.

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Posted 8/5/2014