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Nancy Margaret Clements

April 6, 1935January 25, 2020

Nancy Margaret (Babcock) Clements, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died in Indianapolis peacefully and surrounded by her children on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The youngest of six children, she was born in South Bend, Indiana, on April 6, 1935 to Mabel and Vernon Babcock. Her father died shortly before she was born. It is remarkable that her mother raised her large family through the depression and war years largely on her own.

Nancy’s siblings Vernon, Eldon, Betty Renforth and Shirley Chapin preceded her in death and she is survived by her twin brother, Robert, who resides in South Bend. She graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was an executive secretary at Bendix Corporation. Nancy attended Indiana University South Bend while dedicating her life to raising a large family.

Nancy married her high school sweetheart, Robert Brooke Clements and they spent 59 years together before he was called to heaven on July 11, 2017. Together, Nancy and Robert treasured their family and created an environment where learning, curiosity and individuality were valued. Nancy was always interested in social causes and enjoyed living in her hometown of South Bend. Among her passions were intellectual conversation, sports—especially IU basketball and ND football—and keeping up with current events. Nancy also helped Robert in his professional and academic endeavors. All who knew Nancy treasured her opinions, kindness, and insights.

Nancy was preceded in death by two daughters, Loretta Angela and Susan Marie. She is survived by six children: Brooke (Juanita) Clements of Vancouver, BC, Canada; Walter (Linda) Clements of South Bend; Edward Clements of Indianapolis; Margaret (Jerry Horner, deceased, 2019) Clements of Bloomington, IN; Nancy (Paul) Browning of Rockville, MD; Catherine Clements (Jay Barbus) of Indianapolis; and ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your prayers and a memorial contribution to the Dr. Robert B. and Nancy M. Clements Family endowed scholarship fund at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN: https://www.csbsju.edu/sjualum, or St. John’s University, Institutional Advancement, P.O. Box 7222, Collegeville, MN 56321-7222.


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Catherine Clements

February 6, 2020

This is a photo from our family Fourth of July celebration in 2019 at Walt and Linda’s house. We were fortunate to be together for the holiday, and I managed to snap a photo of Mom with all of her grandchildren. We all loved her very much.

Susan Allesee Nagel

February 2, 2020

Dear Clements Family,

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear mother. I taught Susan and Nancy violin/viola lessons long ago and have always thought fondly of your family. Sadly, I haven't stayed in touch and it has been too long since Susan's passing.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Allesee Nagel

Brooke Clements

January 31, 2020

Our parents were always happiest when they were with family. This photo was taken in July 2017 at a family reunion at Lake Michigan about a week before our father died.

Amy Clements

January 29, 2020

My memories of dear Aunt Nancy stretch back to my childhood, when she would arrive in Chicago for Thanksgiving with her entire family in tow; and when I traveled to stay with "the girls" one summer and had the greatest time staying with my cousins & exploring my Dad's childhood home. Later in life, I came to cherish her wit, kindness, insight and extremely gentle way. I will forever miss this woman, my aunt, your mom, grandma, great-grandma...sending you all LOVE.

Tim Brennan

January 28, 2020

All the neighborhood kids were always welcome at the Clements house, playing basketball, wifle ball, ping pong...thanks for the memories of a fortunate childhood. Everyone who grew up around the Robert and Nancy Clements family were lucky to know them. Rest in Peace, Mrs. C.