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Cage-Mills Funeral Directors

4901 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

Clara Mae Kennemer

July 24, 1922August 28, 2019
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Clara Mae Kennemer, age 97, passed away on August 28, 2019.

She was born on July 24, 1922 to Harry and Violettie Garrett. Clara enjoyed working with the kids at the Central Christian Children’s Academy as the snack-lady. At Brookdale Assisted Living Facility she was appointed as welcome ambassador for new residents.

Clara was gifted with hospitality, she was an excellent cook, especially red beans and corn bread. Family social butterfly, Miss Clara was always ready to go anywhere, anytime with anybody, just give her time to put on her shoes!

Clara was preceded in death by her husband, William Kennemer.

She is survived by her daughters Nell Cloud and Judy (Jack) Ellis; Sister Bernice Brugmann from Victoria, TX, sister-in-laws: Nelda Loftin, and Joann Thompson;

Grandchildren: Barbara (Steven) Esquivel, Jeff (Gina) Ellis, Lori (Harry) Cornett, Ben (Melissa) Ellis.

Great-Grandchildren: Ashlynn (Ben Buentello) Esquivel, Brian Esquivel, Cassandra Esquivel; Matt Ellis, Kerri Ellis, Aubrie Ellis, Pyper Ellis.

Visitation to be held at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 3 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Service on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors at 1:00 P.M. Followed by interment at Seaside Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations to Travis Baptist Church building fund. 5802 Weber C.C. TX 78413 (361) 853-9967.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Brookdale of Corpus Christi for their special love and care shown to our mother.

Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Bay Area Hospital 3 West.

Condolences may be sent to: www.cagemillsfuneraldirectors.com

  • FAMILY

  • William Kennemer, Husband (deceased)
  • Nell Cloud, Daughter
  • Judy (Jack) Ellis, Daughter
  • Bernice Brugmann, Sister
  • Nelda Loftin, Sister-in-law
  • Joann Thompson, Sister-in-law
  • Barbara (Steven) Esquivel, Grandchild
  • Jeff (Gina) Ellis, Grandchild
  • Lori (Harry) Cornett, Grandchild
  • Ben (Melissa) Ellis, Grandchild
  • Ashlynn (Ben Buentello) Esquivel, Great Grandchild
  • Brian Esquivel, Great Grandchild
  • Cassandra Esquivel, Great Grandchild
  • Matt Ellis, Great Grandchild
  • Kerri Ellis, Great Grandchild
  • Aubrie Ellis, Great Grandchild
  • Pyper Ellis, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Memories

Clara Mae Kennemer

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Rose (Pee Wee) Marie Redding

September 5, 2019

Aunt Lady (as I always called her) was such a upbeat , life of the party person. She was always ready to go and have a good time. She always had a smile on her face and something funny to say. She has visited in my home several times in the last few years . We (Nell, my sister Robbie, my daughter De Anna ( the chauffeur) went to see Aunt Lady’s sister in Tennessee, to several quilt shows, a tractor show and to see Uncle Bills sister in Brenham, Tx. She made the trips fun and we learnt more about the “good old days” . Like the time Her and Uncle Tom got sick after getting into Grand-paws tobacco . I will surely miss her in many ways. But I am so glad I have the memories to reflect on.

Patricia Harlan

September 4, 2019

Clara was a beautiful person a true Christian. She never met a stranger was kind and always had a smile. Just last year one of her dear friends Wilmer Sims,with his band, performed a live dance for Clara and the residents in her retirement home. She danced laughed and had a great time. Clara and Mr Bill often played checkers with my husband and I at the Sims. Later Clara was often at at bunco winning and smiling. She was still sharp as a Tack and driving well into her 90s we will miss her. Heaven welcomes her and Bill awaits her there

Rona Staberg

September 3, 2019

MiMi was my friend, confidant, and second mom. We had love and laughs.
She helped me with Chad and Kimberly
My granddaughter, Desiree , lives in the old house. 😀
I will miss her ❤️🙏😀

Jo Ann Thompson

August 30, 2019

Clara was my and Nelda's sister-in-law. We loved her so very much. She was a fun person and we enjoyed being with her. She could fix a meal before you could blink an eye and it was always delicious. She was a wonderful wife to our brother and took such good care of him when he became ill. She and I talked most every Saturday and I will truly miss that. I am so blessed to have had in my life.

Norman & Gail Smith

August 30, 2019

Aunt Lady was a loving aunt to us & our little family. She & Uncle Bill came to our rescue several times...after Norman's bad industrial accident, & when Norman's mom (her sister), Julia passed away. After Julia's passing, she became our mother. We always felt so welcome at their home & loved our time together when they came to visit.
She brought joy to all who knew her.

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