Olevia Frances “Cleve” (Willis) Clem, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 at her home surrounded by friends and caretakers.
She was born July 16, 1924 in Pike County to Oscar and Minnie (Ennes) Willis.
She worked for Republic Plant in Engineering and modeled clothing for several area stores, was a secretary for several attorneys and a bailiff for a judge. She retired in 1984 after 42 years of working. She attended Willis grade school in Pike County and graduated high school from Mt. Olympus in 1943. She was a 50 year member of Eastern Star OES 176 and served as Worthy Matron in 1957. She was a 70 year member of Fairview Church. She loved her church and her church people and liked to make plans for ladies day lunches and did this for several years. She and her husband, Jack, traveled to Europe and visited several countries, enjoyed several trips to Branson and to shows at Clarksville and Louisville. She enjoyed arts and crafts and had booths in several stores in the area. She loved to decorate her home and yard. She enjoyed her home and loved her many different animals over the years, especially Jake and Bubba. She had also hosted several receptions for Evan Bayh at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, whom she married on May 7, 1944 and he passed away on September 20, 2002; her parents; and grandparents, Rev. Andrew Jackson Willis and his wife, Polly and also Abraham Lincoln Ennes and his wife, Rosetta.
She is survived by a sister, Helen Robling of Ireland, IN; nephew Jerry Robling (Mary Ann) of Ireland, IN; great nephew, Jerry Matthew Robling of Jasper, IN; great-great nephew Dillon Robling of Jasper, IN; nephew-in-law, J.D. Smith (Connie); nieces-in-law, Debra Smith Herthel (Nick) of Bloomington, IN and Sonya Smith of California.
A special thank you goes to her care givers Lisa, Ann, Diane, Celeste, Kay, Martha, Joyce, and Lula Belle and Lloyd Salters; also to Southern Care Hospice workers Jodie, Lorrie and Sisco. They all gave her lots of love and attention that made her days happier.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Fairview Presbyterian Church, CR 450 East at CR 50 North, Princeton, IN 47670, with Pastor Jerry Wibert officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and again from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday at the church.